10 days of arrest for stickers “No to death penalty!”

2012 2012-05-10T17:40:33+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en http://spring96.org/files/images/sources/smiarotnae1.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 24 April Ihar Shalai was detained near the building of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Minsk for posting stickers “No to death penalty!” and guarded to the Savetski District Police Department by two police officers.

Mr. Shalai was charged with disorderly conduct (Article 17.1 of the Code of Administrative Violations).

On 25 April Ihar Shalai was tried by the Savetski District Court of Minsk. Testimony was to have been born by police officers Anapenka and Baryseuski. However, one of them didn’t come to the trial, allegedly because of illness. The other stated that after the detention Ihar Shalai started behaving aggressively, used obscene language and didn’t react to remarks.

Ihar Shalai stated that the trial that he was a believer and never used obscene language. Nevertheless, he was sentenced to 10 days of arrest, which he served in the delinquents’ isolation center in Akrestsin Street.

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