MOSCOW, February 9 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court on Tuesday upheld house arrest for Kira Yarmysh, the spokesperson for Alexey Navalny, as part of a case over sanitary and epidemiological violations, the court’s press service told RAPSI.

She will remain under house arrest until March 23.

Yarmysh is charged with of violating anti-coronavirus sanitary and epidemiological rules during an illegal rally held on January 23.

Earlier, several other opposition activists including Lyubov Sobol, Oleg Stepanov, Anastasia Vasilyeva, Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhina and Navalny’s brother Oleg were put under house arrest on the same allegations.

According to the Interior Ministry, coronavirus-positive persons ordered to isolation were identified among the rally participants. A criminal case over violation of sanitary and epidemiological rules was opened over this fact.