Moscow and Crimea residents support Maksim Viniarski
14:39, — Politics
Activists from Ukraine and Russia supported the coordinator of the European Belarus civil campaign, who went on hunger strike in jail.
They took a photo themselves holding the posters “Freedom for political prisoners” and “Freedom for Maksim Viniarski”, a charter97.org correspondent reports.
Maksim Viniarski was detained in Minsk on April 22 as he was leaving the Korona shopping centre.
Police officers said Viniarski looked like a man on the wanted list. At a police station, he was charged of disobeying police officers. Judge Luidmila Lappo from Minsk's Frunzenski district court sentenced Maksim to 12 days in custody.
Viniarski, who had tonsillitis, felt unwell at the trial. The paramedics arrived and said he should be taken to hospital, but police officers said he would be taken to a detention centre. Viniarski went on dry hunger strike in response.