: :inin Kyiv (EET)

February 20th, 2018


BELARUS
Prosecutor Seeks Four-Year Prison Sentence For Belarusian Activist
RFE/RL
The state prosecutor has asked a Belarusian court to sentence an activist who took part in protests against a law obliging the unemployed to pay taxes on “social parasites” to four years in prison. Svyataslau Baranovich, who was charged with attacking a police officer, pleaded guilty on the trial’s first day on February 15, but said that the police officer he hit at a rally in March 2017 was not in uniform. After the 2015 law establishing a “parasite tax” sparked protests in Minsk and other cities in 2016 and 2017, President Alyaksandr …read more

Source: Victims of Communism

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