Belarusian Helsinki Committee observer fined

2011 2011-12-21T15:26:44+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Yulia Khlashchankova, observer of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee, has been fined BYR 315,000 for involvement in a protest in central Minsk on 19 December (Article 23.34 of the Administrative Code).

Ms. Khlashchankova was reportedly beaten during the arrest and had to seek medical aid. She was taken to hospital, but came to observe the trials of other protesters detained on 19 December, where she was detained again. The detention is said to have been extremely violent.