The court sentenced Sobol to 1.5 years of restriction of freedom in a “sanitary case”

The Preobrazhensky District Court in Moscow found the ex-lawyer of the Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK, recognized by the court as a foreign agent and an extremist organization, activity in Russia is prohibited) Lyubov Sobol guilty of inciting violation of sanitary standards for COVID-19 at unauthorized protests in January this year. This was announced by her lawyer Vladimir Voronin. The judge sentenced her to 1.5 years of restriction of freedom.

The court forbade Sobol to leave her home from 10 pm to 6 am, attend mass events, travel outside Moscow and the Moscow region, and also ordered to report to the inspection three times a month, her lawyer said on Twitter.

Sobol and other defendants in the case – the brother of FBK founder Oleg Navalny, as well as municipal deputies Konstantin Yankauskas and Lyubov Stein – were accused of inciting people to go to unauthorized protests on January 23 and 31 in support of the arrested FBK founder Alexei Navalny. to a violation of sanitary and epidemiological rules, thereby creating a threat of mass disease (part 4 of article 33, part 1 of article 236 of the Criminal Code).

At the end of March, Sobol relaxed the terms of house arrest, and in April she and other defendants were replaced by house arrest with a ban on certain actions.


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