European court accepts whistleblower's appeal of arrest at rally against election fraud
MOSCOW, December 16 - RAPSI. The European Court of Human Rights has accepted a complaint filed by renowned whistleblower Alexey Navalny and opposition leader Ilya Yashin, lawyer Olga Mikhailova told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/rapsinews.com) on Friday.
Navalny and Yashin were detained on December 5 during an unauthorized procession in Moscow. Both were sentenced to 15 days in jail for disobeying the police.
The police detained over 300 people in Moscow for participating in unauthorized rallies on Monday night following the parliamentary elections. The protesters contested the election results, in which the ruling United Russia party received the majority of votes.