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Navalny’s spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh has fled Russia, reports Interfax

Source: Interfax

Alexey Navalny’s spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh has left Russia, Interfax reported on Monday, August 30, citing two informed sources.

“Yarmysh left the territory of the Russian Federation, she went to Helsinki,” one source told Interfax.

Update. Later in the day on Monday, an unnamed source in law enforcement told TASS that Kira Yarmysh fled to one of Russia’s “neighboring states.” The source didn’t disclose any further details.

Yarmysh has yet to confirm these reports.

On August 16, Moscow’s Preobrazhensky District Court sentenced Kira Yarmysh to one and a half years of “restrictions on freedom” as part of the so-called “Sanitary Case.” The court prohibited Yarmysh from changing her place of residency without permission, attending mass gatherings, and traveling outside of the Moscow region.

On August 3, Moscow’s Preobrazhensky Court sentenced opposition politician Lyubov Sobol to one-and-a-half years of restricted freedom as part of the “Sanitary Case.” According to reports from Interfax, Sobol left Russia on August 8.

The Preobrazhensky Court has also handed down sentences in the “Sanitary Case” to Navalny staffer Nikolai Lyaskin, Navalny’s brother Oleg, and Pussy Riot activist Lyusya Shtein.

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