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Yury Rubtsou sentenced to 3 days of arrest for “insubordination to police”

2013 2013-11-04T15:49:41+0300 2013-11-04T15:49:41+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
"Dziady", 2013. Yury Rubtsou, detained at the rally

"Dziady", 2013. Yury Rubtsou, detained at the rally

On 4 November, an opposition activist Yury Rubtsou, detained while taking part in the yesterday's “Dziady” (“Forefathers Eve”) demonstration, was taken to the Savetski District Court of Minsk and charged underArticle 23.4 of the Administrative Code .

On 3 November the resident of Homel took part in the rally wearing a T-shirt with the inscription “Lukashenka, resign!”. At the beginning of the action the police told him to take off the T-shirt to prevent any conflicts. He was detained at the end of the event, in Kurapaty, not far from the bus depot “Karbysheva” without explaining the reasons. Wringing his hands, they pushed him into a van. The detainee was taken to the police station down Karbyshev Street.

Mr. Rubtsou was charged under Article 23.4, “insubordination to the police – probably for the refusal to take off the T-shirt. According to thisarticle he can be punished with a fine of 20-50 base units or sentenced to arrest.

On 4 November Judge Dzmitry Pauliuchenka sentenced him to 3 days of arrest, finding him guilty of the offence.

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