BCD activist to stand trial for anti-alcohol posters

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Ivan Bedka

Ivan Bedka

Activist from Slonim Ivan Bedka will be tried for a poster reading “Let's protect our children from alcoholism”.

District police officer Aliaksandr Hudzio from the Slonim police department visited the home of Ivan Bedka, a coordinator of the organising committee to create the Belarusian Christian Democracy party (BCD), to hand in a summons. The summons ordered the activist to appear at the police department on May 26 and then on May 28, but the policeman failed to find Ivan Bedka at home, charter97.org learnt from the BCD press service.

Ivan Bedka met with the police officer only on June 4. He learnt that he would be punished for the posters reading “Let's protect our children from alcoholism” that he had hung out at three bus stops.

Ivan Bedka has violated the urban design rules, the police think. The district police officer received an order from deputy chief of the Slonim police department Vadzim Shchurski to warn Ivan Bedka about the upcoming trial.