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Siarhei Kavalenka fined for ‘disorderly conduct’

2010 2010-06-08T20:03:56+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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Siarhei Kavalenka

Siarhei Kavalenka

Judge of the the Pershamaiski District Court of Vitsebsk, Viktar Kolbun found activist Siarhei Kavalenka guilty of disorderly conduct.

The incident, considered by the court, took place on 8 May, ahead of Victory Day. The member of the Conservative Christian Party BPF Siarhei Kavalenka and his younger brother Vital were detained in a store and placed in a detention facility for alleged using obscene language in public, RFE/RL informs.

The brothers deny the accusation. They are sure they were detained preventively in order to isolate them on Victory Day. The trial of Vital Kavalenka was postponed to 10 July.

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