Mother of five heavily fined over showing portraits of opposition politicians

Ina Dabratvor in court. Photo: Belsat

On March 25, the administrative case of Ina Dabratvor was heard in Zavodzki district court of Minsk, Belarusian human rights defenders report.

Earlier, the local police drew a protocol upon the woman over the fact that there were portraits of Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Maryia Kalesnikava and Viktar Babaryka as well as the emblem Pahonya (Pursuit) in the windows of their flat.

Judge Zhanna Khvaynitskaya has found Ina Dabratvor guilty and imposed a fine of 5,800 rubles on her.

Portraits of political prisoners. Photo: Telegram Могилевская Драйв 97

Ina, the wife of journalist Illya Dabratvor and the mother of five children, was detained on March 21 as part of the investigation under Article 341 of the Criminal Code (‘desecration of buildings and damage to property’). On the same day, photographs of political prisoners were hanged on the walls of the stairwell in the block of flats the Dabratvors live in. Ina Dabratvor was released, but she is now facing a charge of ‘picketing’; the family’s place was searched.

Mother of five prosecuted for organizing protests