Former political prisoner Malchanau arrested for 10 days
Barysau district court presided by Judge Mrs. Malchanava sentenced former prisoner of conscience Aliaksandr Malchanau to 10 days of administrative arrest for alleged resisting arrest.
The activist was detained while returning home in his car at midnight on 26 October. His car was blocked by police cars. The activist was thrown down and told a search would be held. As a result, a PC was seized and Aliaksandr Malchanau was charged with resisting arrest.
The trial was preceded by several cases of harassment, including a search at Mr. Malchanau’s apartment on suspicion of possessing weapons.