Maksim Viniarski thrown in Moscow jail for supporting Pussy Riot

2012 2012-08-10T17:35:44+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

An activist of the civil campaign “European Belarus” has been sentenced to 5 days in custody.

Maksim Viniarski took part in a picket near Moscow's Khamovnichesky District Court, where members of the scandalous punk band are standing trial.

Picketers, among them Maksim Viniarski, were arrested. He spent several days behind bars until trial and was then sentenced to 5 days in custody and taken to a detention facility.

Local human rights activists told the website they passed food parcels and books to the activist. People have pickets in front of the detention facility to support the arrested activists.