Both employees of the Anti-Corruption Fund, an organization founded by Alexey Navalny, Kira Iarmych and Gueorgui Albourov were arrested in Moscow for calling for an unauthorized demonstration, according to Tass.
Citing a source familiar with the matter, the Russian news agency Tass reported on January 21 that two employees of the Anti-Corruption Fund, an organization founded by Alexei Navalny, had been arrested in Moscow for calling an unauthorized demonstration.
They are Kira Iarmych, press secretary of Alexeï Navalny and Gueorgui Albourov, another employee of the Anti-Corruption Fund. Previously, Lioubov Sobol, a former candidate for a deputy seat in the Moscow City Duma and employee of the Anti-Corruption Fund, had already been arrested for calling an unauthorized demonstration.
Alexey Navalny was jailed for breaching the conditions of a suspended prison sentence upon his return to Russia on January 17. According to the Russian prison services, he did not appear for registration at the inspection at least six times during the year 2020, between January and mid-August. At the end of August, he was transferred into a coma in Germany, after suffering from illness. He accuses the Russian authorities of having tried to poison him (a version also defended by several governments, including those of France, the United States, and Germany), which Moscow refutes. He was released from the hospital with no after-effects.