MOSCOW, August 2 (RAPSI) — The Moscow City Court upheld the change of the sentence for opposition figure Lyubov Sobol from community service to imprisonment, the press service of the court told RAPSI.

Sobol was sentenced to one-year suspended community service in April 2021 for trespassing on private property. The Moscow Perovsky District Court upheld the decision. 

The activist was also ordered to visit a specialized community service office on the monthly basis and banned from changing her place of work and residence without notification.

Later, the Moscow Simonovsky District Court by its decision changed the conditional sentence with a jail term having found that Sobol failed to comply with the restrictions imposed on her.

The court found that in December 2020, Sobol, in the company of several people, repeatedly tried to get into the apartment of an elderly woman, falsely introducing herself as an employee of the consumer rights watchdog Rospotrebnadzor. Finally, the activist managed to 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.

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