News for 25 Oct 2019
25.10.2019 Ex-prisoner of conscience Dzmitry Paliyenka gets 10 months of “house arrest”
Dzmitry Paliyenka, former political prisoner and Amnesty International’s prisoner of conscience, has been sentenced to three years of “restricted freedom,” after a highly controversial trial at the Minsk City Court. The sentence will be reduced to 10 months, considering a recent amnesty and the defendant's stay in pre-trial detention. The activist was released in the courtroom.