26 February 2020, Wednesday, 3:46
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Ales Krutkin Sentenced To Another 15 Days of Arrest

Ales Krutkin Sentenced To Another 15 Days of Arrest
ALES KRUTKIN

Prior to that, the European Belarus activist had been serving a 15-day arrest.

The Kastrychnitski district court of Vitsebsk accused European Belarus activists Natallia Spirydonava and Ales Krutkin for posting leaflets at the administrative buildings of the city under Article 23.34 of the Administrative Code. Natallia Spirydonava was fined 30 basic units (Br810), while Aliaksandr Krutkin - got 15 days of arrest. Before that, the activist had been serving a 15-day arrest for participation in the December protest against integration, spring96.org reports.

On January 27, European Belarus activists Natallia Spirydonava and Ales Krutkin were detained and taken to the Kastrychnitski district police department of Vitsebsk, where they were accused of posting leaflets "Basta To Collective Farm Dictatorship!" Proceedings under Article 17.1 of the Administrative Code (petty hooliganism) were drawn up against the activists in order to try them the next day. Then Ales Krutkin was sent to the TDF, and Natallia Spirydonava was released under her own recognizance. But immediately after that the activist was taken to another police station, the Pershamaiski district police station, where the second report under Article 21.14 of the Code of Administrative Infringements (Violation of the rules of improvement and maintenance of settlements) was drawn up. As a result, these administrative cases were reclassified under Article 23.34 of the Code of Administrative Offences (violation of the legislation on mass events).

The Pershamaiski district court of Vitsebsk started to consider one more case for posting leaflets against the activists. The decision will be announced on February 13th.