Political prisoner Ivan Bahdzevich sentenced to two years in prison
The Pieršamajski District Court of Minsk sentenced political prisoner Ivan Bahdzevich to two years of imprisonment in a penal colony. Ivan was found guilty of "publicly shouting slogans and loudly clapping hands, thereby committing acts aimed at the long-term disturbance of public order" on August 12-13, 13-14, 14-15, 16 and 23 in different locations in Minsk. By his actions, he allegedly "restricted the right of respectable citizens to peace, work and other activities".
Ivan Bahdzevich pleaded non-guilty. Ivan said that he was a member of the search and rescue detachment "Angel": his activities had no political orientation.