A court in Moscow issued a judgment in the case of Lyubov Sobol, an associate of the Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny. The woman was sentenced to 1.5 years of restriction of liberty. Lyubov Sobol was accused of encouraging sanitary violations during demonstrations in Moscow in January.
Criminal cases against Navalny’s associates, including Sobol, were launched after a demonstration in Moscow on 23 January in defense of the arrested opposition activist. Investigators claimed that people infected with the coronavirus had come to the protest.
Finding the opposition party guilty, the judge de facto repeated the content of the indictment and the findings of the investigation, Sobol lawyer Vladimir Voronin told the media before the sentence was announced.
Main photo source: Twitter / @ SobolLubov