“Young Front” Activists Receives 10 Days of Jail for Protest Action against Continuation of Presidential Powers of A. Lukashenka

2004 2004-09-08T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Minsk Tsentralny Borough Court sentenced the activist of “Young Front” Zmitser Dashkevich to 10 days of jail for participation in the meeting of 7 September in Kastrychnitskaya Square of Minsk. He was detained at the meeting and had to spend night in the detention center in Akrestsin Street.

We should remind that on that day the official meeting of solidarity with victims of the terrorist action in Bestlan. Pupils of several schools were taken to Kastrychnitskaya Square together with their teachers and activists of Belarusian Republican Youth Union.

At 9 p.m. the appeal of president Lukashenka concerning declaration the referendum for giving him the possibility to run for third presidency was broadcast to the action participants at the large monitor that stands in the square. After the end of the broadcast two dozens of youngsters started to shout “Shame!”. Policemen in plain clothes ran towards them. They detained the activist of “Young Front” Zmitser Dashkevich, carried him to their bus and took to Minsk Tsentralny Borough Board of Internal Affairs.

On 8 September judge Yasinovich found Dashkevich guilty in violation of article 156 of the Administrative Code of the Republic of Belarus (disorderly conduct) and sentenced him to 10 days of jail.

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