“No time to sit”: Moscow court upholds Navalny under arrest

The Moscow city court on Thursday, March 30, upheld the arrest Alexei Navalny for 15 days for disobeying police at an unsanctioned anti-corruption rally in Central Moscow. About this informed the employee a press-services of Moscow city court Dmitry Potapov, RBC.

“Yes, the court upheld the trial court’s decision,” – said Potapov.

During hearings in Moscow city court on 30 March, Navalny asked the court to cancel the decision about arrest and explained that he had “no time to sit for 15 days.

During the meeting of the court was made by the commander of a platoon of police Sergey Golovkov, who told about circumstances of detention of the opposition.

As reported, Alexei Navalny was detained on Sunday, March 26. It should be noted that the protest that he organized, were not agreed upon by the city authorities.

On Sunday, more than 30 thousand people took part in the anti-corruption actions across Russia, excluding Moscow and St. Petersburg. In Moscow, under the informal data, the share reached to 30 thousand people, according to police – 8 thousand, in St. Petersburg – from 5 to 10 thousand.

The number of people arrested at rallies in Moscow, according to the revised data, has reached more than a thousand people. Among the detainees are minors.

In turn, the US state Department has condemned the mass arrests at the anti-corruption actions, which took place yesterday in the Russian city.