3 days in custody for poster “Where's my freedom?”
11:47, — Politics
Valyantina Tyurava, an activist of European Belarus civil campaign, was sentenced to three days in custody.
The ruling was made by judge Dzmitry Paylyuchenka from the Savetski district court. He found the activist guilty of violating article 23.34 of the Code of Administrative Offences (participating in an unsanctioned mass event) and sentenced her to three days in custody.
The activist talked to charter97.org about the arrest and the trial.
“The strangest thing in this story that I was detained not by policemen, but by security guards working at the Kamarouski market and a man in civilian clothes. The man turned out to be the deputy director of the market. He promised to give me “the maximum punishment” for what I had done. I'd like to add that none of them had badges with their names,” the activist says.
The girl thanked the people who came to the trial.
“I'd like to say special thanks to the lawyer who defended me in the court. I also thank human rights activists, journalists and all people who came to support me,” Valyantina Tyurava said.
The girl was detained by two security guards and a man in civilian clothes near Minsk's Kamarouski Market on March 8. The activist was holding a poster “Where is my holiday? Where is my freedom?” Valyantina Tyurava spent three days before the trial in a detention centre, so she was set free today.