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Brest: No Justice to Imprisoned Activists

2007 2007-04-13T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 12 April Brest regional court considered the appeal of the democratic activists Kanstantsin Chuvak and Aliaksandr Ramanovich against their illegal imprisonment. The court left the verdicts that had been issued to them by Pinsk and Pinsk district court without changes. The activists will appeal this verdict to the chair of the Supreme Court and then, in the case of a negative answer – to the UN Committee on Human Rights.

Aliaksandr Ramanovich was detained on 20 March in Pinsk by two persons in mufti. They didn’t introduce themselves and started pulling him into their car. On 22 March the activist was tried by Pinsk city court, was found guilty in petty hooliganism and sentenced to arrest. On 22 March the police detained Kanstantsin Chuvak near Pinsk city police department. On 23 March the court sentenced him to 3 days of jail under the same charges.

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