17 January 2018, Wednesday, 11:54

Human rights activist Viktoryia Starastsenka dies in road accident in Minsk

Human rights activist Viktoryia Starastsenka, 25, died last morning after being hit by a truck.

The accident occurred at about 8:50 a.m. in Karbyshau Street. The girl was crossing the roadway at an unregulated pedestrian crossing when she was hit by a truck moving at a speed of 90 kilometers per hour, udf.by reports.

Viktoryia was then taken to hospital, but later died.

Viktoryia was a member of the Board of an NGO called "Human Rights Center".In 2009, Viktoryia Starastsenka’s essay won a contest arranged as part of the campaign "Human Rights Defenders against the Death Penalty in Belarus."