Moscow court sentences 77-year-old human rights icon to 25 days in jail for promoting an ‘unpermitted rally’ in support of youths charged with extremism

Meduza

On December 5, Moscow’s Tverskoy District Court sentenced 77-year-old “For Human Rights” executive director Lev Ponomaryov to 25 days in jail for repeated violations of Russia’s laws on public assemblies.

Ponomaryov allegedly encouraged people to attend an unpermitted rally on October 28 outside the Federal Security Service’s headquarters in Moscow, in support of the suspects in two criminal investigations against supposed youth extremist groups.