The St. Petersburg University of the Humanities and Social Sciences sue Nikolay Artemenko, ex-chair of local department of the Russian Students' League, for having spoken of 150 students expelled from the University for their activities in social.
The University demands 100,000 rubles from Artemenko for his statements alleged to damage the University's business reputation. The first court hearing session took place on March 10, 2016, and the hearings were adjourned till April 8 since the Team 29 lawyers defending Artemenko's interests should study the opinion of the experts invited by the University who state that the activist's words damage the University's good name.
The University sues also the Bumaga ("Paper") online newspaper, demanding 1 million rubles for citation of Artemenko's statements. The Team 29 lawyers represent also the newspaper's interests, assisted by the Mass Media Defense Center.