Two sentenced after rally in solidarity with political prisoners

Two dissidents arrested on Friday during a rally in solidarity with political prisoner have been sentenced this afternoon. Aleksander Valantsevich was convicted for organizing an unregistered event, he will spend in prison 7 days. Siarhej Chereviak was sentenced to 5 days in prison for trying to de-arrest his friend who was being taken away by undercover police.

Valantsevich went on a hunger strike after being detained and decided to continue with it, after the sentence was pronounced, because he found it unjust.

Among the political prisoners there are two former presidential candidates: Mikalai Statkievich and Andrei Sannikov, as well as his chief of staff – Zmitser Bandarenka.


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