Verdicts to Detained for ‘Social March’ Leaflets Distribution

2007 2007-11-03T17:17:37+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The court of Kastrychnitski district of Minsk sentenced the applicant for holding the Social March Mikhail Pashkevich to 3 days of arrest. A youth activist Mikalai Serhiyenka was sentenced to 15 days of arrest by the court of Partyzanski district of Minsk. Judge Natallia Chatviartkova believes that he had violated article 23.34 of the Administrative Code (violation of rules of mass events).

Judge of Partyzanski district court Siarhei Hermanovich sentenced a youth activist Siarhei Kliuyeu to 13 days of arrest.

An activist Zmitser Kavalhin was released from the court of Kastrychnitski district because there were no witnesses. Reports of policemen are not a testimony under the Criminal Procedure Code. They can only be the grounds to initiate legal proceedings.

The young people were detained for distributing stickers with an appeal to take part in the Social March on 4 November. It is unknown why they have been tried in different courts.