MOSCOW, July 12 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Simonovsky District Court on Tuesday fined Lyubov Sobol, an ally of convicted blogger Alexey Navalny, 10,000 rubles ($163) for violating the order of operation set for mass media labeled as foreign agent, the court’s press service told RAPSI.
Sobol was found guilty of the administrative offense. She failed to appear in court.
Earlier, Russia’s Justice Ministry added her to the foreign agent list of mass media. Her appeal against the decision was dismissed.
Last August, the Preobrazhensky District Court restricted Sobol of liberty for 1.5 years. The woman was prohibited from leaving home at night, from 10 pm to 6 am, changing permanent place of living without notifying a specialized state body, participating in mass and other events and travelling outside Moscow and Moscow Region.
In October, she was put on a wanted list. In April, a court replaced her sentence with the real prison term of 5 months and 26 days.
According to the Moscow police, coronavirus-positive persons ordered to isolation were identified among participants of the rally held in Russia’s capital on January 23, 2021. A criminal case over violation of sanitary and epidemiological rules was opened over this fact.