Russian philosopher ousted from Belarus after 6 days in jail on trumped-up charges

2017 2017-10-17T15:30:59+0300 2017-10-17T15:31:52+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Pyotr Ryabov

Pyotr Ryabov

Russian historian and philosopher Pyotr Ryabov has been officially banned from entering Belarus for 10 years, after serving 6 days in jail in Baranavičy on ‘hooliganism’ charges.

Ryabov was arrested after giving a lecture on the history of anarchism in the city of Hrodna. He was accused of obscenity and disseminating extremism books. The historian stood trial and was found guilty.

Aliaksandr Vaitseshyk, Viasna’s representative in Baranavičy, was detained during the court hearing and faced charges of insulting a policeman.

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