Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Navalny Fined $1,000 for Unauthorized Rally

The Moscow Basmanny District Magistrate's Court fined oppositionist Alexei Navalny 30,000 rubles ($955) for organizing an "unauthorized rally", his attorney Vadim Kobzev said. A series of one-man pickets in support of political prisoners was held in central Moscow on Saturday. "On October 27 Navalny just stood by the building of the Federal Security Service. It was a one-man picket, which, as you know, is not forbidden by the law. Then he and Ilya Yashin just started walking, and a crowd of journalists walked by them, and it was taken for a rally," Kobzev said. The attorney said that he will appeal the ruling.

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