The Russian judiciary gave various sentences to the opponents who participated in the protests held at the weekend for the release of the imprisoned Russian opposition Alexei Navalny.
Lawsuits were filed in many cities of the country against the opponents who participated in the unauthorized demonstrations held on 23 January to release Navalny.
The opponents in question were accused of holding an unauthorized demonstration, organizing the demonstration and resisting security guards.
During the hearings, some opponents were sentenced to 1-13 days of administrative imprisonment, while some were fined and public service sentences.
It was stated that among the penalties, there were also employees in Navalny’s offices in the country.
Demonstrations for the release of Navalny
In Russia, tens of thousands of people participated in an unauthorized protest for the release of the imprisoned Russian opponent Alexei Navalny on 23 January. It was stated that more than 3 thousand people were detained in demonstrations throughout the country.
Navalny’s wife, Yuliya Navalnaya, who was detained during the demonstrations, was released the same day.
Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitriy Peskov had argued on January 22 that the protests in support of Navalny were “illegal and unacceptable”.
Leonid Volkov, one of the spokespersons of Navalny, announced that they are planning to organize the protests again on 30 January.