MOSCOW, August 4 (RAPSI) – The Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) has filed a motion seeking to place the head of the medical workers' union Alyans Vrachei (Doctors' Alliance) Anastasia Vasilyeva in detention as part of a sanitary violations case, her attorney Dmitry Dzhulai has told RAPSI.

The petition will be heard by Moscow’s Preobrazhensky District Court on August 11.

Currently, the woman is under restraining order. She is banned from leaving her place of residence from 8 pm to 8 am, her lawyer said. She stands charged with breaching sanitary and epidemiological rules during the illegal rally held in Moscow on January 23.

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.