Girl detained on video with Nina Bahinskaya sentenced to 15 days in jail

Maria Tikhnova, 23, was detained on March 25 in Minsk. She was walking along Independence Avenue near Nina Bahinskaya, who is a famous activist. The girl was sentenced to 15 days in jail.

The moment of Maria’s detention. Screenshot from the video

The brutal detention of the girl was caught on video while Nina Bahinskaya was giving an interview. It shows a riot policeman running up to Maryia from behind and grabbing her by the neck. The reason was probably a professional camera in the hands of the girl.

Maria Tikhonova came to Minsk from Moscow to shoot material with Nina Bahinskaya for her term paper. She is a fourth-year student at the Institute of Modern Arts, majoring in Film and Television Directing.