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Moscow Court Dismisses Navalny's Lawsuit Over Blocked YouTube Channel

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A Moscow court on Monday threw out a lawsuit brought against the prosecutor general's office by opposition figure Alexey Navalny in which he was seeking a court order to lift the blockage of his YouTube channel.

"The claims have been dismissed", the Tverskoy district court told Sputnik.

In September, Navalny filed a lawsuit against the Russian prosecution authority and media watchdog Roskomnadzor. According to Navalny's lawyer, the activist insists that the blockage of his website and YouTube channel was illegal.
© REUTERS / MAXIM SHEMETOV Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny attends a court hearing in Moscow, Russia February 20, 2021
 Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny attends a court hearing in Moscow, Russia February 20, 2021 - Sputnik International, 1920, 11.10.2021
Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny attends a court hearing in Moscow, Russia February 20, 2021
In January, Navalny was arrested upon his arrival in Russia from Germany, where he received medical treatment for alleged poisoning. A court rescinded his suspended sentence in the 2014 Yves Rocher fraud case over multiple probation breaches and sentenced him to two and a half years in prison. Navalny is currently serving his prison sentence in the Vladimir Region.
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