Homel activist convicted in secret trial
On 27 October, Homel Savetski District Court sentenced local activist Illia Mironau to 10 days of administrative arrest for involvement organizing the People’s Assembly scheduled for 12 November.
The trial was held behind closed doors; even the defendant’s mother was not allowed attending the court hearing. Apart from that, the activist’s friends report lies by court officials, who misinformed them about the date and time of the trial.
Illia Mironau was convicted under Art. 23.34 of the Administrative Code. The verdict was based on testimony by unknown women who reportedly saw the activist distributing leaflets.