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Minsk court convicts two opposition activists (video)

2015 2015-05-26T15:22:23+0300 2015-05-26T15:35:57+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The Court of Minsk’s Centraĺny district heard today the administrative cases of opposition activists Volha Nikalaichyk and Katsiaryna Sadouskaya. On April 29, Volha Nikalaichyk brought a bag to the Russian Embassy in Minsk, calling it the “beauty bag” of the notorious Night Wolves Russian motorcycle club, while Katsiaryna Sadouskaya watched the event as a human rights activist. The activists left the package at the entrance and left. But later they were caught up by policeman guarding the embassy and detained for identification.

Volha Nikalaichyk told reporters that she was accused of resisting police and swearing.

As a result, Judge Mikhail Khoma sentenced the activist under Art. 23.4 and 17.1 of the Administrative Code) to a total of 13 days of administrative arrest.

Katsiaryna Sadouskaya, who was also accused of swearing and resisting arrest, was fined 60 basic units. This is 10.8 million rubles. Her case was considered by Judge Aliaksandr Yakunchykhin.

Minsk court convicts two opposition activists (video)

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