Political prisoner Ivan Bahdzevich sentenced to two years in prison

2021 2021-06-23T16:38:32+0300 2021-06-23T16:39:20+0300 en https://spring96.org/files/images/sources/bagdzevich_sud_2.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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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.