MARCH ORGANIZERS SENTENCED TO 15 DAYS OF JAIL

2003 2003-03-13T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 13 March 2003 four organizers of the social protest action People’s March “For a Better Life!” were sentenced to 15 days in jail.
Trials were held in Savetski Borough Court with Judges Aksana Relava and Ruslan Kazadayew presiding.

The results of the trials:

Andrei Sannikaw (Charter’97 International coordinator, one of the action organizers) – sentenced to 15 days of jail under Art. 167-1 of the Code of Administrative Offences – violation of the established order of organizing or holding street actions

Ludmila Hraznova (one of the march organizers, Charter’97 human rights coordinator) -- sentenced to 15 days of jail under Art. 167-1 of the Code of Administrative Offences – violation of the established order of organizing or holding street actions

Dzmitry Bandarenka (Charter’97 coordinator) -- sentenced to 15 days of jail under Art. 167-1 part 2 of the Code of Administrative Offences – violation of the established order of organizing or holding street actions

Leanid Malakhaw (one of the organizers of the market vendors’ strike on 12 March and the action “For a Better Life!”, co-chair of "Private Property," the market vendors movement) -- sentenced to 15 days of jail under Art. 167-1 part 2 of the Code of Administrative Offences – violation of the established order of organizing or holding street actions

After the trials all four were taken to Akrestsina jail.

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