Pavel Vinahradau sentenced to 12 days of arrest

2013 2013-04-23T12:00:20+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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Pavel Vinahradau

Pavel Vinahradau

Pavel Vinahradau, activist of the Zmena youth wing of the Tell the Truth civil campaign, was sentenced this morning to 12 days of administrative arrest at the Court of Minsk Tsentralny district.

The activist was charged with displaying last Sunday a portrait of political prisoner Mikalai Statkevich and a white-red-white flag at the entrance to the Niamiha metro station.

Charges brought under Art. 23.34 of the Administrative Code (illegal picketing) were heard by Judge Viktoryia Shabunia. The trial was held behind closed doors. The only person who was let inside was Pavel Vinahradau’s wife Sviatlana.