Anti-Corruption Foundation employees apprehended in Moscow
Russian police apprehended the Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) employee, Alexey Navalny press secretary Kira Yarmysh, and Georgy Alburov, also an FBK employee, a source in the law enforcement said.
"Police officers have apprehended Kira Yarmysh at her apartment," TASS cited the source as saying.
At approximately the same time, police officers met Alburov at the Leningradsky rain terminal, Alburov himself told journalists. The officers brought him to a police station.
The FBK employees were apprehended over calls to participate in an unauthorized mass event. Previously, the police also apprehended former State Duma candidate, FBK employee Lyubov Sobol over similar charges.
Yarmysh herself disclosed in her Twitter account, citing the police, that two administrative reports are to be filed against her: violation of rally organization procedure, and non-compliance to police.
Previously, Alexey Navalny’s sympathizers disseminated online calls to hold unauthorized rallies in the blogger’s support on January 23, including on the Pushkinskaya Square in Moscow. The Prosecutor General’s Office said the law enforcement intends to take preventive measures and bring perpetrators to administrative responsibility, if there are grounds for that. Besides, orders were forwarded to the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media to restrict access to illegal information. The Prosecutor’s Office noted that people who call for illegal actions were issued warnings on unacceptability of violation of the law.