Minsk activists convicted of displaying national flag

2012 2012-03-26T13:47:44+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en http://spring96.org/files/images/sources/sziag1.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Minsk activists Mikhail Narushevich and Zmitser Pshenik have been fined BYR 70,000 each by the city’s Pershamaiski District Court this morning for attempting to hoist a white-red-white flag back on 25 March.

Judge Yury Harbatouski found them guilty of staging an unsanctioned mass event.

The activists had to spend the night in a detention center.

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