News on the topic: arrest
03.02.2015 Entrepreneur arrested for 15 days after going to Council of Ministers for negotiations
February 3, in an interview with charter97.org director of international freight Siarhei Shoda, sentenced to a fine of 80,000 Euros for alleged violations of the rules of cargo transportation within the BelToll system of paid roads in Belarus, stated his plans to meet with the representative of the Government, Deputy Prime Minister Vasil Matsiusheuski in order to settle the situation.
03.02.2015 Ex-political prisoner Aliaksandr Frantskevich sentenced to 25 days of arrest
February 3, Minsk's Savetski District Court heard an administrative case against an activist of the anarchist movement, ex-political prisoner Aliaksandr Frantskevich. The case was considered by Judge Artsiom Biaskishski.
26.01.2015 Opposition activist Maksim Viniarski goes on hunger strike in jail
As it became known to the Human Rights Center “Viasna”, Maksim Viniarski, an activist of the European Belarus opposition movement, on January 26 he began a hunger strike in protest against the sentence imposed by the court. On January 23, Judge Viktoryia Shabunia of the Tsentralny District Court sentenced the activist to an administrative arrest of 15 days for taking part in a rally in memory of the people killed during the Euromaidan protests in Kyiv.
14.01.2015 Detained participants of punk concert sentenced to fines and arrest terms
January 12, three participants of the December 10 punk concert in “Pirates”, detained during a police raid, were tried by Judge of the Leninski District Court of Minsk A. Kamushkin.
12.01.2015 Raid on a punk concert in Minsk
30 minutes after the beginning of a punk concert in Minsk club "Pirates" the club was stormed by the police and riot police in masks.30 minutes after the beginning of a punk concert in Minsk club "Pirates" the club was stormed by the police and riot police in masks.
09.01.2015 Baranavichy: human rights activists appeals unlawful actions of the court on Dmiztry Paloika's case
Human rights activist Siarhei Housha filed anappeal with the chairman of the Brest Regional Court on the illegal actions of Baranavichy City Court. The human rights activist points that he has learned from the press that his friend Dzmitry Paloika, who returned from Ukraine to Baranavichy, was arrested and placed in a remand prison.
29.12.2014 Siarhei Kavalenka arrested for 10 days
The Vitsebsk opposition activist spent three days before the trial in the detention center, having declared a hunger strike. He was taken into custody on December 24 – the day when a white-red-white flag appeared in Vitsebsk. Siarhei Kavalenka was brought to the courtroom in handcuffs, which particularly angered his relatives and human rights defenders.
17.12.2014 Human rights defender Pavel Levinau fined 3.75 mln rubles
Pavel Levinau requested that the trial be postponed due to his illness. But Judge Alena Tsyhankova of the Vitsebsk Chuhunachny District Court considered the request as an attempt to delay the trial. She rejected all the requests by Pavel Levinau and issued two formal warnings for the fact that there were “too many” of them.
15.12.2014 “Alternative” Aliaksei Shubara to seven days of arrest for a picket against the policy of Vladimir Putin
The activist was detained December 12 in central Minsk, near Kastrychnitskaya Square, while holding a one-man picket with a write-red-white flag and a poster “People, we need to stop Putin urgently!” and “No to World War!” to protest against the policy of President of the Russian Federation and fomentation of World War III.
04.12.2014 Vitsebsk: three days of arrest for taking part in a photoshoot
Trials of participants of a photoshoot with a graffiti continue at the Chyhunachny District Court in Vitsebsk. Five civil society activists and journalists have been already sentenced to fines for taking photos against the background of a graffiti of newspaper birds flying out of cages.
26.11.2014 Former political prisoner Andrei Haidukou sentenced to 10 days in jail
On November 25, Judge Uladzimir Biasetski of the Polatsk City Court found former political prisoner Andrei Haidukou guilty of violating Article 23.34 of the Administrative Code and sentenced him to 10 days of arrest for “holding an unauthorized picket with the distribution of leaflets”.
14.10.2014 Andrei Kasheuski gets 15 days of arrest for “Freedom to Political Prisoners”
Smaliavichy activist and newspaper distributor Andrei Kasheuski was detained back on October 9 for walking near the central department store in Minsk (TsUM) in a T-shirt “Freedom to Political Prisoners” with the names of the prisoners on the back.
13.10.2014 Press conference on arbitrary detention of opposition activists
Due to the aggravation of the problem of arbitrary detentions and arrests of opposition activists, October 15 the Human Rights Center "Viasna" holds a press conference to announce a human rights campaign on this issue and present a report prepared in cooperation with the FIDH.
13.10.2014 Young Christian Democrats demand to put an end to the torture of young activists
The organizing committee of the public association “Young Christian Democrats” issued a statement concerning the systemic administrative prosecution of young activists
10.10.2014 Barysau: Belarusian and Ukrainian football fans sentenced to fines and arrest
As RFE/RL learned at the Police Bureau of the Minsk Regional Executive Committee, 41 people were taken to the Barysau District Police Department after the football match between the national teams of Belarus and Ukraine in the evening of October 9.