Minsk protesters stand trials

2011 2011-10-24T15:42:32+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en https://spring96.org/files/images/sources/sudy.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Minsk Tsentralny District Court has heard the administrative cases of European Belarus activist detained for staging a picket of solidarity with political prisoners in Kastrychnitskaya Square on 21 October.

Aliaksandr Valantsevich has been sentenced to 7 days of administrative arrest. According to a police report, he was detained for using a megaphone to advertize another solidarity picket due on 24 October. He had to spend the weekend at Minsk detention center and went on hunger-strike while in detention.

Siarhei Charniak was sentenced to 5 days of arrest.

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