Kanstantsin Zhukouski on hunger strike to protest unfair jail term

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Kanstantsin Zhukouski

Kanstantsin Zhukouski

Homel opposition activist Kanstantsin Zhukouski has started a hunger strike in the temporary detention facility of the city’s department of internal affairs. His administrative case was heard by the Tsentralny District Court of Homel on August 28. The activist was detained by riot police on August 25. A ruling of Judge Volha Kazlova convicted the activist of disobeying police officers (Article 23.4 of the Administrative Code) and sentenced him to an administrative arrest of five 5 days. During the trial, Zhukouski said that he was not guilty of the offense.

The activist’s wife, Alena Zhukouskaya tried to send her husband warm clothes, a bottle of water and vitamins, but the guards refused to take the things saying that Zhukouski had “a minor violation”.