The politician asked to postpone the punishment for the sake of the rally and Rammstein concert, but the judge refused.
The founder of the Anti-Corruption Foundation, Alexei Navalny, was arrested for 30 days for appealing to participate in a protest rally uncoordinated with the authorities on July 27, the Mediazone correspondent from the Simonovsky District Court of Moscow said.
Navalny asked the judge to postpone the punishment, since “he must attend the meeting with the voters of the candidates to the Moscow City Duma and at the Rammstein concert and sing along with the songs of Sonne, Puppe and Deutschland”. However, the judge ignored this request.
The head of FBK was detained on the morning of July 24 after he left the house for a run. He was charged with participating in an uncoordinated action on July 27 for admitting independent candidates to the elections to the Moscow City Duma. The case says two appeals: first at an agreed rally on July 20, and then in the form of a repost on Facebook on a statement from opposition candidates at the end of the rally.
On the evening of July 24, about ten policemen came to the house to search for politician Dmitry Gudkov, who was refused to be registered as a candidate to the Moscow City Duma. A spokesman for Gudkov Dmitry Obukhov in a conversation with Medusa directly linked what was happening with the action scheduled for July 27. A spokeswoman for Navalny, Kira Yarmysh, also reported on searches at FBK Director Ivan Zhdanov – he was detained for a picket on July 22 , but soon released.