MOSCOW, January 17 - RAPSI, Diana Gutsul. The Basmanny District Court has dismissed Left Front opposition movement coordinator Sergei Udaltsov's appeal against his 30,000-ruble ($972) fine for organizing an unauthorized protest in Moscow on October 27, Udaltsov told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/rapsinews.com) on Thursday.
"I will continue to appeal the ruling in the Moscow City Court," Udaltsov said.
"I have insisted that the magistrate court violated the adversarial system," he added. "The court did not interview the police officers, although the charges were based on their reports."
He was detained on the day of the protest not far from the Federal Security Service's (FSB) headquarters during a single-person rally in support of political prisoners.
The court found Udaltsov guilty of violating the established order for organizing and holding protests.
A series of one-man rallies in support of political prisoners was held in Moscow in October.
According to the organizers, individuals stood holding posters 50 meters away from each other from Lubyansky Passazh to Tekhnichesky Pereulok, where the Investigative Committee is located.
Udaltsov and other opposition figures were detained, including Alexei Navalny and Ilya Yashin.
Navalny was fined 30,000 rubles for holding the rally.