Ivan Shyla summoned to court

2013 2013-12-16T13:08:45+0300 2013-12-16T13:08:45+0300 en http://spring96.org/files/images/sources/shyla-ivan-1.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Civil activist Ivan Shyla (photo by nn.by)

Civil activist Ivan Shyla (photo by nn.by)

Ivan Shyla, activist of the Young Front movement, was summoned to the Court of Salihorsk district on December 19. This was reported to local human rights defenders by the activist’s parents. The reason is the alleged debt for penalties awarded to him when he was sixteen. Ivan himself is currently studying in Poland.

However, the youth’s parents believe the real reason is the anniversary of post-election events of December 19, 2010. According to them, the summons to the court in the middle of the day on this date is a preventive measure. The authorities are trying to prevent Ivan Shyla from participating in the possible protests in Minsk. His parents note that in addition to standard data the paper contained a handwritten phrase about the "arrest for 15 days in case of failure to appear."