Activist tried in Niasvizh for poster against war in Ukraine
7:44, — Politics
Natallia Bordak will stand trial in the town of Niasvizh.
Radio Racyja has learnt it from Dzianis Sadouski, the executive secretary of the organising committee to create the Belarusian Christian Democracy party (BCD). He says Natallia Bordak is accused of holding an unsanctioned rally.
BCD activist from Niasvizh was detained on May for an anti-war picket. Natallia Bordak texted her friend Aliaksandr Yazvinski about the detention. “I am at a police station for the poster 'No Putin's with Ukraine',” she wrote.
Police officers refused to pass water to the arrested activist.
Nine political prisoners, including former presidential candidate Mikalai Statkevich and vice president of the the International Federation for Human Rights Ales Bialiatski, are serving long prison terms in Belarus. About 30 opposition activists have been detained by the police in the last two weeks. Human rights defenders explain the arrests by the Ice Hockey World Championship in Minsk.