European Muay Thai Champion gets 10 days in prison

The Muay Thai and K1 champion of Belarus, winner of Muay Thai European championships, Alyaksandra Sitnikava has been punished by 10 days of arrest, Belsat correspondent reports.

The court of the Central district of Minsk sentenced Alyaksandra Sitnikava to 10 days of arrest under Article 23.34. She was punished for participation in an unauthorized event.

Sitnikava was detained on October 13th, the Belarusian Foundation for Sports Solidarity reports.

The sportswoman spent the night in Central police department of Minsk.

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Recently, Alyaksandra Sitnikava wrote a post in Instagram, where she expressed a friendly attitude to the Belarusian protesters: “I am incredibly proud of our people! They are wise, strong and incredibly kind, there’s so much mutual assistance and everything is so civilized. And all this despite the terrible cruelty from the government! Long Live Belarus!”

This is not the first case of repressions against Belarusian athletes. Earlier, a well-known Thai boxing coach Yury Bulat was arrested for 15 days for participation in an unauthorized event. Basketball player Alena Leuchanka was also arrested for the same “offense” for 15 days.