Opposition activist goes on hunger strike over arrest

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European Belarus activist Maksim Viniarski

European Belarus activist Maksim Viniarski

Judge Viktorya Shabunia of Minsk Tsentralny District Court punished opposition activist Maksim Viniarski with an administrative arrest of 15 days for involvement in a picket of solidarity with Ukrine’s pro-EU protest, which was held outside the Embassy of Ukraine in Minsk on November 30.

The activist was found guilty of a violation of Art. 23.34 of the Administrative Code (violation of order or organization of mass events).

Maksim Viniarski asked the court to postpone the execution of the punishment for a month due to illness of his mother .

In protest against the decision of the judge the activist declared a hunger strike.

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