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