77-year-old Russian human rights leader, Lev Ponomarev, is arrested for Facebook post

The Russian authorities arrested 77-year-old human rights activist, Lev Ponomarev, sentenced today to 25 days in administrative detention for calling for an unauthorized rally. Independent Russian Human Rights Council condemns the decision of the judges of the Tver district court, and demand the Moscow City Court observe the norms of the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Court on Human Rights.