The situation around the building housing Moscow's Basmanny court, which is expected to impose a measure of restraint on Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny on Friday, remains quiet.
An Interfax correspondent has reported that supporters of Navalny started to gather outside of the court building, located on the city's Kalanchyovskaya Street, at around 9:00 a.m.
Journalists are also crowding in the front of the court building, awaiting permission to go inside.
Among those who have come to the court building to support Navalny are former members of the feminist punk group Pussy Riot Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina. Metallic barriers can be seen outside of the court headquarters, but visitors have unhindered access to the building. There is a small police presence in the area.
Moscow's Tverskoi District Court has
sentenced opposition leader Alexei Navalny to 7 days of administrative
arrest for disobeying police during an unsanctioned gathering on
downtown Moscow's Manezhnaya Square in support for the people convicted
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