Protesters convicted of prayer

2011 2011-11-18T12:31:14+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 17 November, Minsk Tsentralny District Court heard the administrative charges brought against Aliaksandr Makayeu and Aliaksandr Kalyanau for staging a protest in Kastrychnitskaya Square on 16 November.

The protesters were detained while praying for Belarusian political prisoners and charged under Article 17.1 of the Administrative Code (disorderly conduct).

As a result of a closed trial, Aliaksandr Makayeu was sentenced to 5 days of arrest, and Aliaksandr Kalyanau was fined BYR 175,000.

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