Homel court warns Young Front activists over Ukraine solidarity
The Tsentralny District Court of Homel issued official warnings to three members of the Young Front opposition movement, Andrei Tsianiuta, Natallia Kryvashei and Stanislau Bula, having found them guilty of illegal picketing. The activists were charged of staging on 22 February an illegal picket in memory of Ukrainian victims.
Stanislau Bula, who did not attend the hearing, was convicted in absentia. Meanwhile, the activists were summoned by a phone message, instead of sending a notification. Andrei Tsianiuta noted that the administrative proceedings should be discontinued, since the charges were brought against the activists without their participation.
The Young Front activists plead not guilty. They say that the place where the picket was held is a traditional location for solidarity actions and those who laid flowers and lit candles in memory of victims of the terrorist attacks in Minsk and Volgograd before had not been brought to justice.