Pavel Vinahradau given charges on ‘mass riot’ case

2011 2011-01-12T22:34:54+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 11 January an activist of the Speak Truth civil campaign Pavel Vinahradau was given charges under Article 293, part 1 and 2 of the Criminal Code – organization of and participation in mass riot. Mr. Vinahradau is kept in custody.

Bear in mind that he is a figurant of the ‘case of 14’ instigated upon Article 342, ‘organization and preparation of mass actions that grossly violate the public order, or active participation in them’, after the action of protest held by the Belarusian entrepreneurs in January 2008. He had been sentenced to 2 years of personal restraint without direction to an open penitentiary institution in May 2008.