S.-PETERSBURG, April 14 – RIA Novosti. The Oktyabrsky District Court of St. Petersburg has appointed Irina Fatyanova, the coordinator of Navalny's headquarters in St. Petersburg, for violating the rules for holding public events, according to the joint press service of the city courts.
“The Oktyabrsky District Court brought Irina Fatyanova to administrative responsibility for committing an offense provided for in Part 2 of Article 20.2 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation (organizing or holding a public event without filing a notice of holding a public event in the prescribed manner – ed.) … The court sentenced him to administrative arrest for a period of time for 10 days, “the message says.
Uncoordinated protests took place on January 23 in different cities of Russia and continued on the 31st, despite numerous warnings from the authorities, and on February 2 after the court's decision in the case of Alexei Navalny. The press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov called the organizers of the uncoordinated actions provocateurs. President Vladimir Putin stressed that everyone has the right to express an opinion, but “anything that goes beyond the law is not just counterproductive, but dangerous.”