Сourt banned Navalny and Ofitserov leave Kirov till the end of process

Сourt banned Navalny and Ofitserov leave Kirov till the end of process
Alexey Navalny and Petr Ofitserov Photo: Sergey Karpukhin / Reuters

The preventive measure in the form of a recognizance not to leave from the regional center is chosen to defendants in the case on the Kirovles’s property theft.

Opposition leader Alexey Navalny and entrepreneur Petr Ofitserov, accused of embezzlement of budget funds for the company Kirovles, remain in Kirov until the end of the trial - presumably until February 10. Spokeswoman of Navalny Kyra Yarmish wrote this in Twitter.

"A preventive measure is the recognizance not to leave Kirov,” she wrote in the microblog, adding that both defendants will stay at the hotel from 1 to 10 February.

Thus, the court ignored defense arguments that Navalny and Ofitserov had valid reasons for non-attendance at one of the meetings.

On the eve of January 31, media reported on hospitalization of Petr Ofitserov due to a sharp deterioration in health. Navalny, in turn, says that his "campaign" requires more attention.

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