BCD Secretary sentenced to 2 days in jail

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Dzianis Sadouski

Dzianis Sadouski

The Kastrychnitski District Court of Minsk heard today the case of the Executive Secretary of the organizing committee of the party "Belarusian Christian Democracy" Dzianis Sadouski. The activist was charged under Article 17.1 of the Administrative Code (disorderly conduct). The case considered by Judge Siarhei Hermanovich.

Dzianis Sadouski, who was a proxy to a BCD candidate Maksim Hatsak in constituency No. 20 in Minsk, was detained at polling station No. 53, when trying to find out the reason for removing a BCD observer from the polling station. As a result, he was placed in a detention center in Minsk’s Akrestsin Street.


A police report said that Sadouski "intentionally started a row with the chairman of the commission Kastsiukevich, during which he was running, shouting loudly, actively gesticulating, refusing to react to repeated demands to stop, by which he violated public order and showed disrespect for society".

Judge Hermanovich punished the activist with arrest for 2 days and released him in the courtroom, as Sadouski had already served the term in custody.