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Blogger and anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny will not be able to receive the minutes of Rosneft board meetings related to the state-run oil giant's 20-year supply contract with China that was concluded in 2009, after the Supreme Arbitration Court upheld previous rulings denying Navalny's request for the information, Vedomosti reported Tuesday.

Navalny's initial 2010 request for the documents related to Rosneft's contract with China to supply 300 millions tons of oil over 20 years was rejected by the company, which prompted him to seek disclosure through the courts. His request was originally approved by the court of primary jurisdiction and withstood one appeal, but then the case was returned to court and Navalny began to lose further appeals, Vedomosti reported.

(MT)


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