Former teacher gets 1.5 years in jail for showing ‘extremist’ video about Lukashenka to students
On August 25, Smarhon district court passed a guilty verdict in the case of Andrey Pyatrouski, a former teacher of history and social studies at a local school, human rights centre Viasna reports.
Court visitors fined and jailed in absurd case
As “Viasna” human rights defender Ales Derhachou pointed out, the court used the principle of group responsibility: “if he was present, it means he shouted slogans, although the personal guilt of none of those present was established.
Former publisher found guilty of defaming police officers
Ramuald Ulan, a former owner and editor-in-chief of the newspaper Novaya Gazeta of Smarhon, has been sentenced to 2.5 years of restriction of liberty for ‘publishing libel against police officers’.