Court orders gallery owner Marat Gelman to pay 100 thousand roubles to Vasily Yakemenko, head of the Russian Federal Agency for Youth Affairs

posted 29 Feb 2012, 10:29 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 29 Feb 2012, 10:33 ]
Source: (info), 28/02/12 
On 28 February 2012 the Savelovsky Moscow District Court announced its findings on a claim brought by Vasily Yakemenko the Head of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs against Marat Gelman a high profile gallery owner and art collector and the online news agency Gazeta.Ru. According to the Agora human rights association the court ordered Gelman to publish a retraction of statements made on Twitter and Live Journal that Yakemenko had ordered the assault and battery of Kommersant journalist Oleg Kashin. In addition, the court ordered the gallery owner to pay Yakemenko 100 thousand roubles. Gazeta.Ru was also ordered to publish a retraction and pay him 5,000 roubles. [Read more]