Iury Hubarevich sentenced to 10 days of jail

2006 2006-08-09T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 8 August the court of Biaroza district of Brest region sentenced the chairman of Brest regional branch of Belarusian Peoples Front Party Iury Hubarevich to 10 days of administrative arrest for using unregistered symbols, BelaPAN was informed by Raman Kisliak, a human rights activist who attended the trial. As said by him, the incident that caused drawing up the administrative report, took place during a walking tour of democratic youth Crusade of good will-2006 (3- 6 August). A white-red-white flag was put up between tents. Young people were sailing a boat with the same flag.

It was noticed by people around, who were having rest: a worker of Biaroza district executive committee, a policeman and an employee of local TV who had a video camera, R.Kisliak said. Like participants of the journey on foot, they were witnesses in the court. There hasnt been any evidence that Hubarevich put up or held the flag. I think that Iury claimed responsibility in order to prevent problems for other participants of the tour.

On grounds of the report, video footage and witness testimony the court found Iury Hubarevich guilty of violation of the article 167 Part 2 of the Administrative Code. He is to serve the sentence in the remand prison by Biaroza police department.

Three administrative reports have been drawn up against participants of the journey Crusade of good will-2006 (for parking a car closer than 50 meters from water range and making a camp in a state nature reserve).