Homel: persecution of organizers of People's Assembly continues

2011 2011-10-11T17:56:22+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en https://spring96.org/files/images/sources/pravasuddze2.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Homel authorities continue persecuting organizers of the assembly which took place on 8 October.

On 10 October two of them, Uladzimir Katsora and Uladzimir Niapomniashchykh, were fined for alleged violation for the alleged violation of the rules of organizing and holding mass events (Article 23.34 of the Code of Administrative Offenses) They were kept in prison for several days before the trial. Mr. Katsora kept a dry hunger-strike there.

During the People's Assembly the police also tried to detain another organizer, Valery Sliapukhin. However, they didn't manage to do it as about 100 people saw him to the door.

That's why Mr. Sliapukhin was detained at 4.20 p.m. on 10 October. He was guarded to the Chyhunachny District Police Department, where he was charged with the organization of the “unauthorized event”. The trial will take place on 11 October at the Chyhunachny District Court of Homel.