MOSCOW, September 21 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court will hear an appeal filed by Oleg Navalny, the brother of blogger Alexey Navalny, against his sentence in a case over sanitary violations at an unauthorized winter rally on October 5, the court’s press service has told RAPSI.

In early August, the Preobrazhensky District Court passed 1-year suspended sentence for abetting breaching of sanitary and epidemiological norms during an unauthorized rally held in Moscow on January 23.

Several other allies of Alexey Navalny were also convicted in the case, they were mostly sentenced to 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.