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Detained UCP Members are punished for ‘dirty swearing’

2008 2008-07-11T20:53:19+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The judge of Tsentralny district court of Minsk Tatsiana Pauliuchuk found the activists of the United Civil Party who have been detained today guilty under Article 17.1 of the Administrative Code, petty hooliganism. Kiryl Paulouski was sentenced to 10 days of jail, Mikhail Pashkevich and Vital Stazharau – to 15 days. 

They were detained in the morning after a visit to KGB, where they asked about the fate of their friend Alexander Siarheyenka. The police guarded the activists to Tsentralny district police department of Minsk and drew on them reports for ‘dirty swearing’.

By the way, the deputy chair of the Young Democrats (youth organization of the United Civil Party) Mikhail Pashkevich is the head of the electoral headquarters of the UCP member Alexander Dabravolski. The party has also nominated Pashkevich to the Central Electoral Committee as an observer. Vasil Stazharau heads Minsk city organization of Young Democrats and Kiryl Paulouski is the head of its organization in Tsentralny district of Minsk.

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