Charged in absentia

2011 2011-11-15T17:43:16+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Civil activists Palina and Pavel Kuryianovichs were mailed copies of the violation reports which had been drawn up in their absence. According to these documents, they are charged under Article 23.34 (violation of the rules of conduct of mass events) on 26 October.

This day civil activists stood with portraits of political prisoners in metro carriages and near the building of the central railway station in Minsk.

Yuliya Stsiapanava was fined 1,050,000 rubles, Volha Bandarenka was sentenced to 10 days of arrest and Mikhail Yermaliuk – to 5 days.

However, Palina and Pavel have no relation to this action. They will be tried at the Kastrychnitski District Court of Minsk at 2.30 p.m. on 18 November.