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Asipovichy activist detained and convicted in Minsk

2012 2012-04-26T16:42:21+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Ihar Simbirou, activist from the town of Asipovichy, Mahiliou region, was detained by police at the central railway station in Minsk. The activist was later taken to Kastrychnitski District Court and sentenced to ten days of administrative arrest on hooliganism charges.

The trial lasted for 10 minutes only. The activist was reportedly beaten during the arrest. However, Judge Natallia Pratasavitskaya refused to call for an ambulance. 


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