Minsk: Leader of Entrepreneurs’ Movement Ihar Lednik Sentenced to 10 Days of Jail

2006 2006-03-15T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 14 March near the Iubileiny hotel in Minsk the police detained one of the leaders of the entrepreneurs’ movement Ihar Lednik together with a Russian journalist. The detention was conducted by the officers of Minsk Tsentralny Borough Board of Internal Affairs Azhgirei, Revaliuk and Sarachyshyn. They accused him of disobedience to the police. On 15 March the judge of Minsk Tsentralny Borough Court Aliaksei Bychko sentenced Mr Lednik to 10 days of jail for alleged violation of article 156 of the Code of Administrative Violations (petty hooliganism).