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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Nashi Wins ‘Nationalist’ Suit

Moscow’s Savyolovsky District Court has levied a fine of 250,000 rubles ($8,600) against French national weekly Le Journal Du Dimanche in a defamation lawsuit filed by the pro-Kremlin Nashi youth group.

The court also ordered the weekly to publish a retraction in connection with a Sept. 29 article that described Nashi as a “nationalist” group and detailed its public campaign against journalist and human rights activist Alexander Podrabinek for his criticism of World War II veterans, Nashi said in a statement late Wednesday.

An e-mailed request for comment to the weekly was not immediately answered Thursday. Nashi has filed similar lawsuits against Britain’s The Independent, France’s Le Monde and Germany’s Frankfurter Rundshau.

(MT)