MOSCOW, April 1 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Tverskoy District Court on Thursday sentenced a participant of the unauthorized rally held in Moscow on January 23 Alexey Milyayev to one year in penal colony for assault on a police officer, RAPSI was told in the court.

The man was found guilty of using force against a representative of authority. He pled guilty.

Earlier, the Investigative Committee published videorecords showing the defendant beating a law enforcement officer during the January 23 rally and trying to strip a helmet from him.

Unauthorized rallies in support of Navalny were held in Moscow and other Russian cities in late January and early February.