Minsk City Court left Mikhail Bashura in jail

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The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 31 August the Minsk City Court refused to release Mikhail Bashura, an activist of Speak Truth campaign, from custody.

Bashura’s lawyer Tamara Sidarenka filed an appropriate cassation appeal to court, Belorusski Partizan informs.

Minsk City Court ruled out Bashura had been taken into custody on legal basis, as a criminal case over document forgery had been opened instigated against him. Bear in mind that the activist was in custody since 6 August.

According to the lawyer, one can hardly find people in Belarus who are thrown behind bars over this article of the Criminal Code.

The oppositionist is accused of committing a crime provided for by parts 1 and 2 of Article 380 of the Criminal Code (forgery, fabrication, use or sale of false documents, stamps, seals, printed forms. Two years ago he was a guarantor for his wife who took a credit. Bashura allegedly submitted a forged salary slip overstating his income.