MOSCOW, August 30 (RAPSI) – The Preobrazhensky District Court of Moscow on Monday sentenced municipal lawmaker Dmitry Baranovsky to 1.5 years of restriction of liberty as part of a case over violation of sanitary rules during an unauthorized rally held in the city in January, the court’s press service told RAPSI.

Baranovsky is prohibited from leaving his place of living from 10 pm to 6 am, changing his permanent place of residence without notification of an authorized specialized body, attending mass events and participating in them, and leaving Moscow and Moscow Region without special permit.

He was found guilty of inciting to the violation of sanitary and epidemiological rules.

Last week, another municipal lawmaker Lucy Stein was restricted of liberty for a year as part of the same case

In August, the court also sentenced other defendants Nikolay Lyaskin and Lyubov Sobol to the restriction of liberty. Oleg Navalny, the brother of convicted blogger Alexey Navalny, received 1-year suspended term as part of the case.

According to the Interior Ministry, coronavirus-positive persons ordered to isolation were identified among participants of the rally held in Moscow on January 23, 2021. A criminal case over violation of sanitary and epidemiological rules was opened over this fact.