Human rights activist Viktoryia Starastsenka dies in road accident in Minsk

2013 2013-10-31T12:01:18+0300 2013-10-31T12:01:18+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Viktoryia Starastsenka

Viktoryia Starastsenka

Human rights activist Viktoryia Starastsenka, 25, died last morning after being hit by a truck. The accident occurred at about 8:50 a.m. in Karbyshau Street. The girl was crossing the roadway at an unregulated pedestrian crossing when she was hit by a truck moving at a speed of 90 kilometers per hour, reports.

Viktoryia was then taken to hospital, but later died.

Viktoryia was a member of the Board of an NGO called "Human Rights Center".In 2009, Viktoryia Starastsenka’s essay won a contest arranged as part of the campaign "Human Rights Defenders against the Death Penalty in Belarus."

The Human Rights Center "Viasna" expresses condolences to Viktoryia’s family and friends.