18 Months of Corrective Labor for Seminar in Poland
An activist of the Belarusian Popular Front Party, a teacher from the village of Talka Natallia Illinich was tried for ‘instigation for falsification of documents’ and sentenced to 18 months of corrective labor with paying 20% of salary to the state.
’In March this year my daughter, a second-year student of the history faculty of the Belarusian State University, visited Poland to take part in a history seminar’, Natallia said to the Belarusian Popular Front party press-service. ‘She fell ill, and consulted a doctor. She was given a sickness certificate. After her return from Poland the diagnosis was confirmed and she was given the certificate. After that the girl was taped by the state Belarusian TV near the streamer of the Young Frond during a political rally. In a few days a KGB man came to her faculty and saying that he knew about the trip, asked her to provide information about such trips and seminars. My daughter refused to collaborate. And then the case with her health certificate was opened.’
By the way, the doctor who gave the sickness certificate was also sentenced to 18 months of corrective labor and paying 20% of salary to the state.