Minsk courts convict attendees of benefit concert
Today, Minsk Tsentralny District Court has considered the administrative charges brought against the teenagers arrested during the “Food Not Bombs” benefit concert held in the city’s MTZ Palace of Culture on 24 March.
All of them faced charges under Art. 17.1 of the Administrative Code (“disorderly conduct”):
Aliaksandr Yarashevich – BYR 105,000 fine;
Mikita Ulasenka – BYR 175,000 fine;
Yauhen Ulasenka – BYR 140,000 fine;
Yauhen Rubashka – BYR 175,000 fine;
Uladzimir Dzmitrakou – BYR 175,000 fine;
Pavel Dziarkach – BYR 140,000 fine;
Pavel Hrynevich – 2 days of arrest;
Zmitser Kharlanchuk – 2 days of arrest;
Pavel Belanau – 2 days of arrest;
Andrei Stsiapanau – 2 days of arrest;
Aliaksandr Pedash – 2 days of arrest;
Dzmitry Hurau – BYR 70,000 fine.
Mrs. Alena Dubovik is yet to stand trial at Minsk Partyzanski District Court.
Ihar Trukhanovich was badly beaten during the arrest and is still in hospital.