: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Russia hands opposition politician 2-year suspended sentence

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow judge on Wednesday convicted a local opposition politician of multiple protest violations and imposed a two-year suspended sentence in a case seen by many as politically motivated.

Yulia Galyamina, 47, was found guilty of repeatedly violating Russia’s strict protest regulations — a criminal charge since 2014. The court said she organized rallies, during which participants “called for unlawful actions, created threats to… the health of the citizens, interfered with pedestrians and transport.”

Galyamina, who serves as a municipal council member in Moscow, has said she was being persecuted for her political activities.

This summer, she …read more

Source:: KXAN