MOSCOW, 4 Mar – RIA Novosti. The Moscow City Court upheld a fine of 20,000 rubles imposed on Yulia Navalnaya for participating in an unauthorized action on January 31, the court told RIA Novosti.
On February 1, Navalnaya was found guilty of participating in an unauthorized action that interfered with the movement of pedestrians and vehicles. The Shcherbinsky court of Moscow imposed a fine on her of 20 thousand rubles. “The court of appeal left the decision of the district court unchanged, the complaint was not satisfied,” the agency's source said.
Navalnaya herself, according to the press service of the court, did not appear at the meeting.
As established by the Shcherbinsky court, on January 31, Navalnaya took part in an uncoordinated rally-march as part of a group of about 500 people, attracted media attention and shouted slogans: “Freedom to Navalny!” and others, for which she was detained by police officers near Stromynka Street. Navalny pleaded not guilty.
Uncoordinated protests took place on January 23 in different cities of Russia and continued on the 31st, despite numerous warnings from the authorities, including the danger of COVID-19 infection. In addition, uncoordinated actions took place in Moscow on February 2 during and after a meeting in the Moscow City Court on the case of Alexei Navalny.
In Moscow alone, several thousand administrative cases related to illegal actions were registered: 1.2 thousand people were arrested, 2.5 thousand were fined. In addition, criminal cases were initiated on violation of sanitary rules during the pandemic, attacks on security officials and under other articles, under which detentions were also carried out.