Leanid Smouzh sentenced to five days of arrest

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Leanid Smouzh

Leanid Smouzh

The Leninski District Court of Minsk considered the administrative case of Leanid Smouzh, detained on 10 November after a procession and rally in Loshytsa. The reason for the detention was the fact that the resident of Stoubtsy district was wearing a T-shirt with the inscription "For Belarus without Lukashenka".

The detainee was charged with disobeying police officers (Art.23.4 of the CAO). Mr. Smouzh pleaded innocent at the trial, saying that he was just protesting against injustice, as far as he couldn't find a job for several years.

Judge Nadzeya Navitskaya punished the activist with five days of arrest. This the third detention for inscriptions on T-shirts this month.