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Tue Aug 3, 2021, 12:55 PM

Russia hands Navalny ally parole-like sentence over protests

Source: AP

By DARIA LITVINOVA

MOSCOW (AP) A court in Moscow on Tuesday sentenced a close ally of imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny to 1 1/2 years of parole-like restrictions in a controversial criminal case the government launched against opposition supporters after mass protests shook Russia this year.

The court found Lyubov Sobol guilty of inciting people to violate coronavirus restrictions and for the next 18 months barred her from leaving her home between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., attend mass events or travel outside Moscow and its outlying region. She was also ordered to check in with police three times a month, her lawyer Vladimir Voronin said.

He added that because Sobol had already spent nearly six months under house arrest and other restrictions, the sentence will only remain in place for about a year.

The case against Sobol and several other Navalny allies was launched shortly after nationwide protests over his arrest and jailing rocked Russia all across its 11 time zones on Jan. 23.



Russian opposition activist Lyubov Sobol, a close ally of Alexei Navalny, looks at photographers as she arrives at the court in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021. A Russian court on Tuesday restricted Lyubov Sobol move for a year and a half after she was found guilty of violating the COVID-19 safety rules. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)


Read more: https://apnews.com/article/europe-health-russia-coronavirus-pandemic-df2d5f210822245741e08d482f132039

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Tue Aug 3, 2021, 01:07 PM

1. There was an article about her campaign in a recent New Yorker magazine.

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