Trial over Tamara Shchapiotkina remitted

2009 2009-05-21T18:40:25+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

According to RFE/RL, the independent journalist Tamara Shchapiotkina, detained by Biaroza town police during a picket on 26 April, will have to appear in court on 29 May, following her request to hear several police witnesses of the arrest.
The journalist is accused of violating Article 23.34 of the Administrative Code – ‘disturbing public order during mass actions.
According to the famous Brest human rights activist Raman Kisliuk, ‘the arrest is the violation of her right to free expression of opinions.’

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