Siarhei Karpovich Sentenced to 3 Days of Jail

2007 2007-03-24T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On March 23 Kastrychnitski court of Minsk sentenced member of BPF youth, former candidate at local election this year, to 3 days of jail. Siarhei Karpovich was detained by agents of the law-enforcing bodies in civil clothes near a subway entrance. In the beginning they told him he was suspected of stealing a cell phone. The guy was taken to Kastrychnitski police department and charged with disorderly conduct under Article 17.1 of the new Code of Administrative Offences.