MOSCOW, August 6 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Preobrazhensky District Court on Friday sentenced Nikolay Lyaskin, an ally of convicted blogger Alexey Navalny, to 1 year of supervised release for abetting to breaching sanitary and epidemiological rules at an unauthorized rally held in the city in January, the court’s press service told RAPSI.

On August 4, the court sentenced one more defendant Lyubov Sobol to 1.5-year restriction of liberty.

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.