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Russian court limits freedom of movement of Navalny spokesperson

Moscow, Aug 16 (EFE).- A Moscow court on Monday sentenced Kira Yarmysh, spokesperson of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, to life under limited freedom of movement for a year and a half.

She was found guilty of “inciting” the violation of sanitary restrictions meant to curb the spread of Covid-19 during the opposition protests that shook the country earlier this year.

Yarmysh’s attorney said they will appeal the sentence.

The court banned Yarmysh from taking part in rallies, leaving her home at night from 10pm to 6am, and moving to a different address or leaving Moscow without due permission by authorities.

Between January and April 2021, thousands of demonstrators participated in peaceful protests calling for Navalny to be freed from jail.

Russian authorities declared the protests illegal, violently dispersing the rallies and prosecuting many organizers and attendees. EFE


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