More arrests in Moscow in wake of recent protests

Yuliya Galyamina, a municipal deputy, a candidate for Moscow City Duma and professor at Moscow State University, has been sentenced to 10 days of administrative arrest for her calls to join the action on July 27th on Facebook, BBC reports.

This is the first time that a woman has been sentenced to administrative imprisonment for actions against the denial of access to independent candidates for the Moscow City Duma elections.

The judge spent more than two hours in the advisory room thinking about the punishment for Yuliya.

The trial of former Duma member Dmitriy Gudkov also dragged on. The hearing of the case started at 10 a.m.

Another independent candidate to the Moscow City Duma and one of the leaders of the protest against the exclusion of opposition activists from the election, Ilya Yashin, was sentenced to 10 days of administrative arrest by a court decision in Troitsk. Earlier, the court sentenced him to 10 days of arrest, so the politician will be imprisoned for 20 days.

As a result of mass protests in Moscow, police detained almost 1,400 people.

Several opposition leaders have been sentenced to administrative arrest. In addition, the Investigative Committee initiated a criminal case over obstruction of the work of Moscow City Executive Committee.

Tverskoy court in Moscow arrested Dmitriy Gudkov, an unregistered candidate for Moscow City Duma, for calls to march on July 27, writes “Novaya Gazeta.

The politician was found guilty under Part 8 of Article 20.2 of the Code of Administrative Infringements of the Russian Federation (repeated violation of the organization or holding of a public event without submitting a notification of its holding in accordance with the established procedure).

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