Moscow election protesters sentence hearing
Webcast from Tverskoy district court. Alexei Navalny's hearing.
Live broadcast is currently on hold due to technical complications.
Most of the 300 protesters detained on Monday at a demonstration in downtown Moscow against alleged electoral fraud remain in custody as of Monday morning, police said.
Two rally leaders, anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny and opposition activist Ilya Yashin, were delivered to court on Tuesday morning, said Navalny’s wife, Yulia, in a Twitter blog. Both face up to 15 days behind bars for refusing to obey police orders.
The demonstration - the largest opposition rally for many years in Moscow - was called to protest alleged violations during Sunday's parliamentary polls, in which Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's United Russia party just managed to hang onto its majority.