"Solidarity chain" continued by Minsk activists

2013 2013-02-01T18:06:59+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en http://spring96.org/files/images/sources/lanzug-salidarnasci.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The Minsk democratic activists Aleh Lisitski and Ihar Mazheika held a photo action in support of the Hrodna human rights defenders Uladzimir Khilmanovich, Viktar Sazonau and Raman Yurhel and the Navapolatsk activists Siarhei Malashenkau and Yauhen Parchynski.

The juridical absurdity of the administrative cases against these activists received a wide public response both in Belarus and abroad.

"By such trials the Belarusian authorities evidently demonstrate the real situation of human rights in the country", said Ihar Mazheika.

Bear in mind that on 29 January the Hrodna Region Court turned down the appeals of the Hrodna human rights defenders Uladzimir Khilmanovich, Viktar Sazonau and Raman Yurhel, sentenced to fines of 1.5 million rubles by the judge of the Leninski District Court of Hrodna Viktar Liatsko for photographing themselves outdoors with portraits of the political prisoner Ales Bialiatski.

On 24 January the Navapolatsk activist Yauhen Parchynski was fined 500,000 rubles by the head of the Navapolatsk City Court Piatro Liauchonak, who also stated that that photographing oneself with a portrait of Ales Bialiatski is a violation of the law "On Mass Events".

On 29 January staff of the Minsk "Viasna" office held a photo action in support of the Hrodna human rights defenders, "Viasna" members Uladzimir Khilmanivich and Viktar Sazonau, and a member of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee.

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