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Niakliayeu and Palazhanka face imprisonment

2011 2011-12-13T17:50:57+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Former presidential candidate Uladzimir Niakliyaeu and deputy chairperson of the “Young Front” Anastasiya Palazhanka, given two and one year of suspended sentence respectively, have been issued the last warning.

The bodies responsible for monitoring offenders serving sentence can apply to court asking to change the suspended sentence to a real prison sentence because the convicted persons do not want to “mend their way”, RFE/RL reports.

Hary Pahanyaila, a lawyer of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee, explains: “The court can deliver a decision to send them to prison. This is provided for by the law. This variant is possible.” If the court chooses this variant, the convicted will have to serve the whole period of sentence, Hary Pahanyaila says.

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