MOSCOW, June 8 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Perovsky District Court on Tuesday dismissed an appeal lodged against sentence given to opposition figure Lyubov Sobol for forcible violation of inviolability of dwelling, the court’s press service told RAPSI.

In mid-April, Sobol was sentenced to one-year suspended community service with 10% monthly pay deduction. She was also ordered to come to a specialized community service body every month and banned from changing her place of work and residence without notification.

Prosecution demanded one-year community service for Sobol with the 20% pay deduction in favor of the state.

Investigators claimed that on December 21 a group of persons, among them Lyubov Sobol, repeatedly attempted to entry into an apartment, where an old woman resided, of a house situated in the Eastern District of Moscow. Those involved illegally used uniforms of Russia’s consumer rights watchdog Rospotrebnadzor.

After two attempts to enter the house had failed, Sobol deceived a delivery man saying she was a “abandoned wife with a baby,” could enter the building and as the old woman opened the door of her apartment Sobol pushed her back, entered the apartment, took a video of the premises on her phone, and left the place, according to the Investigative Committee.

The legislation sets the punishment for such a crime as imprisonment for up to 2 years.