Participants of the Freedom Day Tried
Viachaslaw Siwchyk, Valantsin Baranaw, and Dzianis Buinitski, detained on 25 March, spent the night in Centralny borough police board.
On 25 March Viachaslaw Siwchyk, Valantsin Baranaw, and Dzianis Buinitski chained themselves to lampposts on Kastrychnitskaya Square in the center of Minsk.
On 26 March Centralny borough court of Minsk tried the detained:
1. Valantsin Baranaw – fined 20 basic values (about 170 USD)
2. Viachaslaw Siwchyk – fined 50 basic values (about 400 USD)
3. Dzianis Buinitski -- fined 20 basic values (about 170 USD). Dzianis Buinitski is a member of BRSM – pro-governmental youth organization (group of Academy of Arts). This is evidence that young people don’t want to be forced to join pro-governmental youth organizations.