Navalny ally Sobol says Russian court has sentenced her to community service


Lyubov Sobol, a Russian opposition figure and a close ally of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, speaks with journalists upon her arrival at a court building in Moscow, Russia April 15, 2021. Russian state investigators accuse Sobol of violently entering a flat reportedly owned by the family of a man, who Navalny and his supporters had said was an FSB security service officer involved in his poisoning. A message on Sobol's T-shirt reads: "Where is a criminal case into the poisoning of Navalny?" REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Lyubov Sobol, a close ally of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, wrote on Twitter on Thursday that she had been sentenced in court to a year of community service for using violence to trespass on private property.

Sobol's trial comes amid a crackdown on Navalny's allies and supporters, who staged several rallies to protest over his jailing earlier this year. The case relates to an incident in December.

(Reporting by Anton Zverev; Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
   

Next In World

Myanmar anti-coup fighters retreat from town as U.S. makes appeal
Philippines douses five-hour blaze in hospital treating COVID-19 patients
UN chief 'dismayed', 'disturbed' by Israel strikes on Gaza
Israel fully responsible for continued attacks on Gaza civilians, says Hamas
Taiwan urges no panic buying as new COVID-19 rules kick off
Israel bombs Hamas Gaza chief's home as fighting enters seventh day
Ecuador indigenous protestors block access to Petroecuador oil field
Trinidad and Tobago declares state of emergency as COVID-19 cases surge
Peru presidential candidate Castillo rejects claim of false declaration
Chileans head to polls to pick architects of new constitution

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers