The Supreme Court ignored the complaint of Alexei Navalny

The decision on the legality of the CEC's refusal to allow Navalny to participate in the elections came into force.
The Supreme Court Appeal Board refused to satisfy the complaint of Aleksei Navalny's policy against the ruling that the court had earlier recognized the decision of the Central Election Commission (CEC) as lawful. This is what Twitter lawyer Ivan Zhdanov, representing the interests of the opposition, wrote on Twitter.

"To refuse to satisfy the appeal," he wrote.

"The decision of the court of first instance of the Supreme Court to remain unchanged, the appellate complaint of the administrative plaintiff - without satisfaction," the judge of Interfax reports.

The decision on the legality of the CEC's refusal to admit Navalny to participate in the presidential elections came into force.

During the meeting, the politicians said that the CEC, when deciding, should be guided not by the federal law on presidential elections, but by the Russian Constitution.

In addition, according to the defense, the second verdict of the Leninsky court of Kirov can not form a criminal record and the negative consequences associated with it, since the decision of the Supreme Court to review the case is not the fulfillment of the ECHR ruling. This is stated in the conclusion of the Committee of the Council of Ministers of Europe.

During the court session, the prosecutor and the CEC representative stated that there was no reason to cancel the decision of the Supreme Court. "The court, when considering this dispute, correctly applied the norms of federal legislation," the representative of the Prosecutor General's Office said.

Navalny himself did not appear in court. The college decided to consider the appeal without him, since "his absence is not an obstacle to the consideration of the case on the merits". The politicians did not object to the consideration of the appeal in the absence of Navalny.

On December 30, the Supreme Court of Russia denied Navalny of the suit about recognizing the CEC decision as unlawful. "The Supreme Court of Russia denied us a lawsuit and also believes that I can not be allowed to go to the polls," Navalny reacted to the decision of the Supreme Court. In his opinion, "such judges must be judged by themselves". The lawsuit filed in the Supreme Court said that the decision of the CEC violated the politician's right to exercise his passive electoral right (according to part 2 of Article 32 of the Constitution). As Navalny argued, the ruling also violates the rights of a group of voters who supported his self-nomination. Navalny demanded that the court cancel the decision of the CEC.

On December 25, the CEC refused to register an initiative group to nominate Navalny as a candidate for the presidency of Russia. Politics was not allowed to participate in elections because of a conviction for a serious article of the Criminal Code.

February 8, 2017 Navalnogo again sentenced to five years in prison on probation in the case of "Kirovless." The first verdict in this case was set aside by the decision of the European Court of Human Rights.