Opposition figure Lyubov Sobol walks away from a court building after being handed a one year community service suspended sentence over charges for trespassing and violence
Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP
A Russian court on Thursday sentenced an ally of jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny to one year of community service for trying to enter the home of an alleged security agent he said took part in his poisoning.
Navalny in December said he had tricked an alleged chemical weapons expert with the Federal Security Service (FSB) into admitting that the domestic intelligence agency had sought to kill him last summer by placing poison in his underwear.
His aide Lyubov Sobol that month went to the alleged agent’s home and rang his doorbell, after which Russian authorities opened a criminal probe into her for trespassing “with the use of violence or the threat to use it”.
A Moscow court said on its Telegram channel Thursday that it had…