Minsk court convicts youth activists

2013 2013-02-25T17:05:05+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en http://spring96.org/files/images/sources/euradzieianne.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Minsk Tsentralny District Court convicted today eight members of the European Action movement detained yesterday outside Minsk Arena.

The activists were charged with disorderly conduct. The charges were heard behind closed doors by Judges Valery Yesman and Viktoryia Shabunia. As a result, all of them were sentenced to short arrests, between 10 and 15 days. One of the youths, who admitted his guilt, received two days of arrest. Meanwhile, some of them refused to give their names in the courtroom.