Navalny's Tuesday Hearing Moved To Bigger Courtroom Amid Media Frenzy
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 01st February, 2021) A hearing in the case of Russian opposition activist Alexey Navalny, who faces a custodial term for repeatedly violating parole, will take place on Tuesday in the Moscow City Court after a smaller venue was scrapped.
This will allow for greater transparency and guarantee social distancing.
The Russian chief prosecutor's office has upheld a bid of the prison authority to jail Navalny, saying the move was legal and justified. Navalny was taken into custody upon his arrival from Germany in January, after he was sentenced to probation on a embezzlement conviction.