Shchuchyn: pensioner to be tried for memorial cross

2013 2013-06-10T17:59:38+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
photo by "Nasha Niva"

photo by "Nasha Niva"

Shchuchyn police drew up a report of administrative offense against pensioner Veranika Sebastsyanovich, a member of the Union of Poes in Belarus which is unregistered by the authorities. The 82-year-old was mailed a copy of the report, in which she is charged with holding an unsanctioned rally.

In May Sebastsyanovich was a participant of the establishment of a memorial cros in the hamlet of Rachkaushchyna not far from Bakshty (Shchuchyn district) in memory of a soldier of Armija Krayova (Polish resistance movement) Anatol Radzivonik who was murdered by the NKVD. The cross was placed on a private land. It is unclear why the pensioner is considered to be the organizer of the memorial action. The case was sent to the Shchuchyn District Court and it still unclear when it will be considered.