Pavel Kuryianovich sentenced to 15 days of jail. Imprisoned Dashkevich and Finkevich go on hunger-strike
The leaders of the Young Front Zmitser Dashkevich and Arthur Finkevich, arrested in Minsk yesterday, announced a hunger strike in Akrestsin Street detention centre. The activist of the civil campaign European Belarus Pavel Kuryianovich stood trial at the court of Maskouski district of Minsk and was sentenced to 15 days of jail for ‘petty hooliganism’.
Yesterday evening riot policemen, Riot policemen, policemen and KGB officers broke into the head office of the Young Front in Karal Street in Minsk. The leaders of the organization Zmitser Dashkevich and Arthur Finkevich, as well as 4 activists of the Young Front and the activist of the civil campaign European Belarus Pavel Kuryianovich were arrested.
Zmitser Dashkevich and Artur Finkevich have been reportedly sentenced in absentia to 7 days of arrest for participation in the 1 May rally dedicated to the anniversary of the European Union enlargement. More than 30 activists of the European Belarus campaign were detained there for taking to the streets with European flags.