Babruisk: prison cells reserved for oppositionists?

2010 2010-12-01T18:25:51+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

A resident of Babruisk (name withheld) told human rights defenders about an interesting occurrence.

’Several days ago my car was stopped by a road policeman for violating the traffic rules. The court sentenced me to pay a fine or spend two days under administrative arrest. I chose arrest and contacted the local police inspector so that he could direct me to prison for the weekend. However, he told that I could serve the arrest only after 23 December. When I asked why, he answered half-jokingly that till that time all cells would be filled with oppositionists.’

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