Moscow municipal lawmaker to stay under house arrest in rally sanitary breaches case
MOSCOW, March 1 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court confirmed the lawfulness of a lower court’s ruling and held that Moscow’s municipal lawmaker Konstantin Yankauskas charged with incitement to violation of anti-coronavirus sanitary requirements during unauthorized rallies would stay under house arrest until March 23, the court’s press service told RAPSI.
Earlier, several persons, including employees of a foundation established by Alexey Navalny, Lyubov Sobol and Oleg Stepanov, Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhina and Navalny’s brother Oleg and Anastasia Vasilyeva, the head of the medical workers' union Alyans Vrachei (Doctors' Alliance), were put under house arrest as part of the same case.
According to police, coronavirus-positive persons ordered to isolation were identified among participants of the Moscow rally. A criminal case over violation of sanitary and epidemiological rules was opened over this fact.