BCD activist sentenced to 5 days of arrest for distribution of newspapers
The Kastrychnitski District Court of Minsk considered yesterday an administrative case against an activist of the Belarusian Christian Democracy party, Andrei Kasheuski. Transport police officers charged him with two offenses, including distribution of newspapers, which they viewed as an unauthorized mass event (Art. 23.34 of the Code of Administrative Offenses). The other charge dealt with alleged hooliganism (Article 17.1 of the Administrative Code). The case was considered by Judge Aliaksandr Siarhei, who eventually found the activist guilty and sentenced him to five days of arrest.
Andrei Kasheuski had to spend the night before the trial at the police department.
The activist was detained on August 26 in Minsk, while distributing the independent press to earn a living.