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Navalny supporter jailed for one year for blocking traffic in Bryansk

The Sovetsky District Court of Bryansk sentenced local resident Tatyana Kabulina to one year in general population at a penal colony. According to the sentence, on January 23, 2021 while she was at a rally in support of politician Alexei Navalny, she obstructed the traffic, thus creating «a threat to the life, health and safety of citizens» (part 4 of Article 267 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).

Besides, Kabulina was fined 1,230,825.14 rubles for causing «large-scale damage» to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in the Bryansk region. The damage caused to the Directorate of the Federal Service of National Guard Troops of the Russian Federation in the Bryansk region allegedly amounted 18,949.32 rubles.

In late April in St. Petersburg, a court ordered Irina Fatyanova, former head of Navalny's headquarters and a »cancelled» candidate for the Sanit Petersburg Legislative Assembly, to pay 3,931,998.33 rubles to the city's Interior Ministry Directorate for overtime work of police officers at two rallies in support of Navalny in 2021. According to Fatyanova, that was the money paid to 1,391 officers for 1,462 days of overtime work during the January 23 and 31 rallies.

«They say significant forces and resources were brought in to protect public safety, including additional police officers who had to be paid compensation. <...> And they did it instead of giving days off for overtime (you can do either, as it turnsout). Paid bonuses, that is», Fatyanova said. The court did not take into account any arguments of the defense counsel, she added.

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