MOSCOW, March 18 (RAPSI) – The Basmanny District Court on Thursday extended house arrest for three allies of Alexey Navalny as part of a case over sanitary and epidemiological violations during an unauthorized rally held in Moscow in winter, the court’s press service told RAPSI.

Thus, employees of Navalny’s foundation Kira Yarmysh, Oleg Stepanov, Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhina and municipal lawmaker Dmitry Baranovsky will stay under house arrest until June 23, according to the court order.

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.