Hearings on the case of Slutsk activist to continue on 19 December

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Zinaida Tsimoshak. Photo by the newspaper "Infa-Kur'yer"

Zinaida Tsimoshak. Photo by the newspaper "Infa-Kur'yer"

The trial of the organizer of the screening of a documentary about Slutsk anti-Bolshevik uprizing Zinaida Tsimoshak will continue on 19 December. She is accused under Article 23.34 of the Administrative Code (organization of or participation in an unauthorized mass event).

On 23 November the police officers broke into the culture house of the village of Kazlovichy in the Slutsk district, where the screening of the film was planned. The chief of the police, head of the division of public safety of the Slutsk District Police Department Dzmitry Shkliareuski stated that the activist had no sanction for holding the meeting. After this, a report of administrative violation was drawn up.

Zinaida Tsimoshak and six pensioners who came to the event filed complaints against the actions of the police, which they regard as unconstitutional. The legal assistance to them is provided by the Human Rights Center "Viasna".