6 Jan 2018 11:16

Court to examine Navalny's complaint against ban on running for presidency

MOSCOW. Jan 6 (Interfax) - The Russian Supreme Court's appeals panel on Saturday will examine a complaint from the opposition activist Alexei Navalny against a ruling which upheld the decision by the Central Election Commission (CEC) not to register a group of voters supporting his self-nomination as a Russian presidential candidate, Navalny's representative Ivan Zhdanov told Interfax.

"The court hearing is due today, at noon Moscow time," Zhdanov said.

The Supreme Court threw out Navalny's administrative lawsuit against the CEC decision on December 30, 2017.

In the complaint, Navalny asks the court to overturn this ruling and satisfy his lawsuit.

If it does not, the refusal to let Navalny stand for election will be appealed at the European Court of Human Rights, lawyers said.