MOSCOW, November 30 (RAPSI) – The Preobrazhensky District Court of Moscow has ruled to resume proceedings against Vladimir Ionov, 78, who stands charged with repeated breaches of the established order for organizing and holding public protests, lawyer Olga Dinze has told RAPSI.

The man had been put under travel restrictions, the attorney added.

According to investigators, Ionov has been subjected to administrative liability four times. He allegedly participated in protests in January, March, and May 2015. The pensioner has been fined 320,000 rubles in total (about $5,500).

In January 2016, the court granted a prosecutor’s motion to shelve the case and put Ionov on the wanted list. The accused has fled Russia and was granted political asylum in Ukraine.