Vaukavysk: Editor of Mestnaya Gazeta Andrei Shantarovich Sentenced to 3 Days of Jail

2006 2006-03-20T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

In the morning of 19 March Vaukavysk District Court sentenced the editor of the non-state newspaper Mestnaya gazeta Andrei Shantarovich to three days of jail for ‘petty hooliganism (article 156 of the Code of Administrative Violations). The police accused him of using foul expressions to insult the chair of Smarhon District Board of Internal Affairs. At present the editor of Mestnaya gazeta is kept in the temporary isolator of Vaukavysk District Board of Internal Affairs.

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