9 Aug 2019 10:59

Yashin gets another 10 days of arrest

MOSCOW. Aug 9 (Interfax) - The Moscow Khamovnichesky District Court found disqualified Moscow City Duma candidate, opposition politician Ilya Yashin guilty of organizing an unpermitted rally on July 14, a court representative told Interfax on Thursday.

"Yashin was given ten days of administrative arrest," court press secretary Anna Lokteva said.

He was found guilty of organizing or holding a public event without filing a proper notice.

According to the administrative offense protocol, Yashin was inviting citizens to join the illegal action of July 14.

Earlier, the Moscow Troitsky District Court put Yashin under a 10-day arrest on similar charges.

The Moscow Shcherbinsky District Court put Yashin under 10-day arrest for appeals for participation in an unpermitted action on July 27.

Yashin pleaded not guilty in each case.

The period of previous arrests expired on Thursday, but Yashin was taken to court from the detention facility for hearing his third administrative case.