Yana Paliakova sentenced to 2.5 years of personal restraint

2009 2009-03-05T18:30:33+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en https://spring96.org/files/images/sources/paliakova.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 3 March the court of the Salihorsk district delivered the judgment in the criminal case against human rights activist Yana Paliakova.

The human rights activist was tried under part 2 of article 400 of the Criminal Code of Belarus ‘false accusation’.

The trial was attended by representatives of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee Leanid Markhotka and Valer Shchukin. The court sentenced Y.Palyakova to 30 months of restraint of liberty, and ordered to compensate for moral damage of 1 million rubles to injured district police officer Puhachou, who has recently retired.

It should be reminded that last November a case of prosecution of Salihorsk human rights activist Yana Paliakova by law enforcement agencies drew much attention of the public. Yana Paliakova said she was repeatedly detained by the police for her political activity. The woman was beaten in militia station, and militiamen almost broke her arm. It’s worth adding that Yana Paliakova was a member of the initiative group of Volha Kazulina at the latest parliamentary elections.

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