Maksim Dashuk held in custody since 9 January

2011 2011-01-12T22:29:27+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Maksim’s mother told that he has been kept in the Zhodzina jail since 9 January. That day Zinkevich, an investigator of the Savetski District Police Department of Minsk, came to their home and presented the warrant for arrest of Mr. Dashuk for an alleged violation of the rules of serving his penalty.

It’s quite strange, because his last personal restraint term ended back in September 2010. Bear in mind that Maksim Dashuk is a figurant of the ‘case of 14’ that was instigated in connection with the protest rally held by the Belarusian entrepreneurs in central Minsk in January 2008.

On 28 May 2008 Maksim (under age at the time) was found guilty upon Article 342 of the Criminal Code, ‘group actions that grossly violate the public order’ and sentenced to 1.5 years of personal restraint without direction to an open penitentiary institution. On 23 February 2009 he was presented charges upon Article 415 of the Criminal Code, ‘evasion from serving penalty’. On 15 June 2009 sentenced to 15 months of personal restrain, which means that the term of the personal restraint ended in September 2010.

The circumstances of his detention will be found by a lawyer. His mother expresses a special concern with the state of his health, saying he has an illness that is incompatible with his stay in custody.

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