Trials of participants of May Day protests are in progress in Minsk.
Pershamaisky district court found the chairman of the movement For Freedom Yury Hubarevich guilty participation in an unauthorized mass event (Art. 23.34) and imposed a fine on him (920 rubles).
The same charge was slapped against Maryna Adamovich, the wife of opposition politician Mikalai Statkevich in Maskouski district court of Minsk. The woman was BYN 460 fined.
In spite of intimidation and preventive arrests, protest rallies took place in Minsk and regions on May, 1. The police attempted to bar activists and journalists from participating.