Activist gets 15 days in prison for displaying national flag

2014 2014-07-29T11:06:27+0300 2014-07-29T11:06:27+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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Ales Makayeu

Ales Makayeu

The trial of Ales Makayeu was held yesterday at the Court of Minsk’s Maskouski district. He was charged with disobeying police officers (Article 23.4 of the Code of Administrative Offenses) and disorderly conduct (Art. 17.1 of the CAO).

Judge Maksim Sushko only allowed the lawyer to be present at the trial. A police officer named Yazepau witnessed at the hearing.

As a result, the activist was found guilty and by partial summation sentenced to an administrative arrest of 15 days.

Ales Makayeu, an activist of the entrepreneurs’ movement, was detained by police on July 27 in Minsk.

During a traditional service near the Red Church on Independence Square, the businessman raised a white-red-white flag for the release of political prisoners.

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