Yan Melnikau sentenced to 5 days of arrest for handing out leaflets

2011 2011-10-06T17:56:08+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en http://spring96.org/files/images/sources/aryshtant.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 5 October Yan Melnikau was detained while handing out leaflets with invitations to the People's Assembly at the check-point of the Minsk Automobile Plant. Today he has been sentenced to 5 days of arrest under Article 23.34 of the Code of Administrative Offenses, “violation of the order of organizing and holding mass events”, though norms of the Law “On Mass Events” don't concern people's assemblies, which are regulated by the Law “On National and Local Assemblies”.

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