Activist of Belarusian Christian Democracy went on hunger-strike

2010 2010-03-09T23:01:49+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Andrei Kasheuski, activist of the organizing committee of the Belarusian Christian Democracy party (BCD) went on hunger-strike to protest against his arrest. The activist was detained on 3 March in the evening in Minsk metro and was taken to the Leninski district court in Minsk where he was sentenced to 15 days of administrative arrest for alleged disorderly conduct, BelaPAN informs. At the moment the activist is kept in the prison in Akrestsin Street.

Andrei Kasheuski is engaged in distribution of independent newspaper Narodnaya Volia. However during the detention there were no newspapers with him. The activist planned to run in the election to the city council of Zhodzina (Smaliavichy district, Minsk region). However because of the administrative arrest he won’t be able to submit signatures of citizens for his nomination as a candidate for deputy on time.