Chronicle of Persecution of Youth Activists on the Eve of 27 July, State Sovereignty Day

2007 2007-07-26T18:41:32+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

23 July
The Young Front member Aleh Korban was detained by persons in mufti on suspicion in theft of a mobile phone. Korban was taken to the police for identification and released without any violation reports composed. 

24 July
Frunzenski borough court of Minsk
Pavel Seviarynets – 15 days of jail for distribution of leaflets with invitations to the opposition’s actions dedicated to the State Sovereignty Day, 27 July.
Aliaksei Shein – 15 days of jail for distribution of leaflets with invitations to the opposition’s actions dedicated to the State Sovereignty Day.

Savetski borough court
Siarhei Kliuyeu – 10 days of jail under article 23.34 of the Administrative Code (distribution of leaflets with invitations to an unauthorized action, which is equaled to participation in an unauthorized action).
Siarhei Malakhau – detained together with Kliuyeu and let go because of being under age (no more detailed information yet).
Maryia Seraya – fined about 280 US dollars under article 17.1 of the Administrative Code (petty hooliganism). Was detained for posting stickers with invitation to the opposition measures dedicated to 27 July.
Katsiaryna Sukhardzinava - fined about 540 US dollars under article 17.1 of the Administrative Code (petty hooliganism). Was detained for posting stickers with invitation to the opposition measures dedicated to the State Sovereignty Day, 27 July. 

Tsentralny court
Aliaksei Bondar – 10 days of jail under article 17.1 of the Administrative Code (petty hooliganism). Detained for distribution of leaflets with invitations to the opposition measures dedicated to the State Sovereignty Day.
Aliaksandr Charnyshou – 10 days of jail under article 17.1.
Valiantsin Sakalouski – 10 days of jail under article 17.1. Detained by the policemen in mufti who said that he reminded of a wanted criminal. At the police station they composed on him report for ‘waving hands and using four-letter words’.
Yury Volfsan - 10 days of jail under article 17.1. Detained for posting stickers ‘Say NO to Lukashenka!’

25 July
Partyzanski court
Pavel Baranouski – spent a night at the detention center in Akrestsin Street. Given charges under article 17.1 (petty hooliganism). The trial is appointed on 8 August.
Stsiapan Lutsevich – detained for distribution of leaflets with invitation to the opposition measures dedicated to the State Sovereignty Day. The police report against him has been directed for consideration to an administrative commission.
Yauhen Malakhouski – detained for distribution of leaflets with invitation to the opposition measures dedicated to the State Sovereignty Day. The police report against him has been directed for consideration to an administrative commission.
Aliaksei Shydlouski – spent a night at the detention center in Akrestsin Street. Sentenced to 15 days of jail under article 17.1 (petty hooliganism). Will also be tried on 8 August for posting stickers with invitation to the opposition measures dedicated to the State Sovereignty Day.
Yauhen Vishniak – detained for distribution of leaflets with invitation to the opposition measures dedicated to the State Sovereignty Day. The police report against him has been directed for consideration to an administrative commission.

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