Viktar Iarashuk, Chair of Pinsk Correspondent Station of Miastsovy Chas Newspaper, Sentenced to 5 Days of Jail

2006 2006-03-16T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 15 March the police detained the chair of Pinsk correspondent station of the non-state newspaper Miastsovy chas Viktar Iarashuk, tried at court and sentenced to 5 days of jail. The reasons for the detention remain unknown. The police refuse to give any comments. Iarashuk’s colleagues think the detention is connected to his political activity (he is a proxy of the candidate to the presidential position Aliaksandr Kazulin). All in all, on 15 March in Pinsk the police detained 5 activists of the electoral headquarters of Aliaksandr Milinkevich and Aliaksandr Kazulin.