Activists charged over picket in support of Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko

2016 2016-03-09T16:05:16+0300 2016-03-09T16:05:32+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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Twelve people will stand trials on administrative charges of involvement in a picket staged today outside the Russian embassy in Minsk to show support for Nadiya Savchenko, a Ukrainian helicopter pilot accused of murdering two Russian journalists.

According to one of the protesters, police officers charged Leanid Kulakou and Maksim Viniarski, both activists of the European Belarus opposition movement, businessman Aliaksandr Makayev, film director Volha Nikalaichyk, as well as Dzmitry Zakharevich, Aleh Shakulin, 79, Iryna Tserashkova, Aleh Hayeuski, Aleh Klimenka, and Siarhei Smirnou.

The names of two more picketers are yet unknown.