Navalny released after 15 days of arrest

Navalny released after 15 days of arrest

Moscow. April 10. INTERFAX.RU — Opposition leader Alexei Navalny released after 15 days of administrative arrest, assigned to him for disobeying a police officer at a protest on March 26, said the head of his election headquarters Leonid Volkov.

“It have taken away in OVD “Konkovo” and now there are released at 14:28. He went to the police Department, now goes home,” Volkov told reporters.

He noted that Navalny continue his campaign for the presidency and intends to participate in the opening of the headquarters in Tyumen and Chelyabinsk, on April 14-15.

As communicated, the Tver court of Moscow on March 27, found Navalny guilty of resisting law enforcement officers (article 19.3 of the administrative code) during the arrest on Tverskaya street in Moscow on March 26. Also the oppositionist was found guilty of organizing a non-public event of mass simultaneous stay and (or) movement of citizens in public places, public appeals to these actions, and also participation in them, if they resulted in violation of public order (article 20.2.2 Cao RF), and was fined 20 thousand rubles.

26 March in many cities of Russia held a protest action against corruption, including not coordinated with the authorities. In some cases, they ended with detentions and arrests. In particular, in Moscow, by different estimations, in an unsanctioned rally attended from 10 to 50 thousand people. According to official data of the police, was arrested about 500 people.