Russia hands anti-Kremlin activist suspended sentence under 'undesirables' law - RIAReuters | Moscow | Updated: 18-02-2021 18:59 IST | Created: 18-02-2021 18:59 IST
A Russian court handed Anastasia Shevchenko, an anti-Kremlin activist, a suspended four-year sentence on Thursday after finding her guilty of carrying out activities on behalf of an "undesirable" group, the RIA news agency reported.
Shevchenko, 41, a mother of two in southern Russia's Rostov-on-Don, was put under house arrest in early 2019 in what her supporters say is a politically motivated action to stop her activism and punish her for showing dissent publicly.
She is accused of carrying out activities on behalf of Open Russia, a British-based group founded by exiled former oil tycoon and Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky. It is one of more than 30 groups that Russia has labelled as undesirable.
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