Homel journalist tried for red coat and white balloons.

2008 2008-04-23T13:10:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Pro-democratic activists Ivan Adamenka and Dzmitry Kutasau, and journalist Tatsiana Bublikava, were fined for participation in a tour dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the Belarusian Democratic Republic. They received fines from 525, 000 to 700, 000 BYR.


Activists Aliaksandar Pratsko and Sviataslau Shapavalau will spend 7 and 10 days in jail, respectively. They were all found guilty of participation in a street demonstration and a picket. The police demonstrated a video as a proof of their participation.


Let us remind the readers, on March 23rd, about 20 people walked through the places linked to activity of BDR minister Paluta badunova, in Homel. The police detained 9 of them.


Journalist Bublikava was fined despite the fact that she was on a mission on behalf of Tovarishch newspaper. She was accused of having two white balloons tied to her purse. The judge stressed that she wore a red coat, thus creating an “opposition” color image.


Other participants of the city tour will be tried in Homel on April 23rd.