The head of Navalny’s campaign staff, was arrested for five days

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Pescaprae in fotobanka of a staff of Navalny Leonid Volkov. Archival photoThe head of Navalny’s campaign staff, was arrested for five days© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Pescaprae the image Bank

. Simonovsky court was arrested for five days the head of a staff of Alexey Navalny Leonid Volkov for violating the rules of the organization of the rally, told RIA Novosti press-Secretary of the court Victor Vasiliev.

«The court found Leonid Volkov guilty under part 2 of article 20.2 of the administrative code (organizing or conducting a public event without filing in the prescribed manner notice of the public event) for organizing a rally on 12 June via Youtube-broadcast», — said the representative of the court.

In Moscow on 12 June was agreed a protest rally on Prospekt Akademika Sakharova. According to the latest data of the interior Ministry of the capital, and was attended by about 1.8 thousand people, although the organizers applied for 15 thousand. While Navalny urged people to change their place of coordinated action on Tverskaya street, where the festival took place, a political meeting was not agreed. The mayor’s office said these appeals provocation, and the Prosecutor’s office reminded of the responsibility for such actions. However, according to the interior Ministry, inconsistent public action on Tverskaya street was attended by about 4.5 thousand people were detained more than 150 participants.