Moscow lawmaker Yulia Galyamina sentenced to two years probation
On Monday, December 23, Moscow’s Tverskoy Court sentenced municipal deputy Yulia Galyamina to two years probation.
Galyamina was found guilty of repeatedly violating the rules for conducting rallies and pickets (under article 212.1 of the Russian Criminal Code). State prosecutors were seeking a three-year prison sentence for the Moscow lawmaker.
According to the court, Galyamina organized an unauthorized mass protest in 2020 “aimed at changing the constitutional order.” As stated in the verdict, the participants in the rally “called for illegal actions, created a threat to the health of citizens, and disrupted pedestrians and transport.”
About 200 of Galyamina’s supporters gathered at the Tverskoy Court for the announcement of the verdict.
The case against Yulia Galymaina was opened in July 2020. According to state investigators, she published “slogans of various content with a call to participate in an illegal mass event on July 15, 2020” — this apparently refers to a protest opposing amendments to the constitution held on Moscow’s Pushkin Square.
Galyamina has been subjected to fines on multiple occasions for past administrative violations of the rules for conducting rallies and pickets.