Human rights activist sentenced for ‘disorderly conduct’

2009 2009-01-23T18:37:03+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 22 January Vitsebsk Pershamaiski Borough Court sentenced human rights activist Valery Shchukin to a BYR 70,000 fine for disorderly conduct in December 2008, as he was trying to protect an under-aged Maksim Andreyeu from mental cruelty by a hospital psychiatrist. Maksim was deprived of his right to live with his mother and kept in a mental hospital.

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