Zubr Activist Sentenced to 3 Days of Jail for Graffiti

2005 2005-01-12T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The citizen of Mahiliow Maksim Dvaretski received 3 days of jail for the graffiti “Set Marynich Free!”. He was detained at night on 12 January and taken to Mahiliow Leninski Borough Board of Internal Affairs. There the police composed a protocol upon article #156 of the Code of Administrative Violations (small disorderly conduct).

At 11 a.m. on 12 January Maksim Dvaretski was taken to court. The trial lasted several minutes. The police stated that he “used foul language when making the graffiti”. Judge Tyblenka refused to listen to the witnesses of the detainee. She also refused to give an advocate to him.

According to Charter’97