Rahachou activist receives warning over contributing to independent website

2012 2012-12-28T22:01:47+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en http://spring96.org/files/images/sources/henprakuratura.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Dzianis Dashkevich, pro-democratic activist from the town of Rahachou, received today an official warning about the inadmissibility of violation of the legislation of the Republic of Belarus.

Earlier today, the activist was summoned to the district’s Prosecutor’s Office. The “conversation” was carried out by prosecutor Mrs. Chuyeshava and lasted for two hours.

Dashkevich was warned that in case the independent website vrogacheve.ru would publish articles with inaccurate information about the political and economic situation in the country, or discredited the authorities, he can be face criminal charges under Article 369-1 ("discrediting the Republic of Belarus"), Art. 188, Par. 2 ("libel") and Art. 189, Par. 2 ("insult") of the Criminal Code.

“Of course, this signal indicates that they are trying to tie our hands and feet; they say, one more text and we will find for you an article in the Criminal Code,” says Dzianis Dashkevich.