“Zubr” Coordinator Is Sentenced to 7 Days of Jail

2004 2004-10-22T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 21 October the coordinator of the “Zubr” movement in Mahiliow region Aleh Miatselitsa was sentenced to 7 days of administrative arrest. The police detained him at about 12 a.m. They refused to explain why.

According to his wife Natallia Miatselskaya, Aleh was charged with small disorderly conduct and disobedience to legal demands of the police. According to the police witnesses at the trial, Aleh Miatselitsa started to shout insults to the policemen and they had to detain him. However, he didn’t take the blame and stated that the policemen insistently invited him to the police without any explanations and he refused to come with them.

“From some sources I found out that somebody saw Aleh on the TV during the action of protest against the results of the election and the referendum and the police wanted to draw on him a report for that”, -- said Natallia Miatselitsa to RFE/RL.