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Dzmitry Paliyenka Held Striking Performance To Support Anarchists

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Dzmitry Paliyenka Held Striking Performance To Support Anarchists
PHOTO: SIARHEI SYS

The activist's performance has confused the authorities.

The board of the Supreme Court of Belarus did not satisfy the appeal of the activist of the anarchist movement, Dzmitry Paliyenka, against the sentence of the Minsk city court, according to which the activist was sentenced to 2 years of restriction of liberty with sevring the sentence at the place of residence for particularly malicious hooliganism. The verdict was left unchanged. At that, Dzmitry Paliyenka was not allowed to the court hearing on the case consideration. Dzmitry told Radio Svaboda how it was.

"I came to court in a prison robe with a red sticker and an inscription on the label "Freedom to Yameljanau". But they didn't let me in, they said, "Either I take my shirt off or I don't get in. It's against the law, of course, but I had to stay at the entrance. It's a pity I didn't make my speech in court. I wanted to say that any trial in a political case - whether it is held in a Supreme, city or district court - is a conveyor of repression against the opponent of the authorities. I am convinced of this - and I had no doubt that they would leave my sentence unchanged.

On February 12, anarchist activist Mikita Yameljanau was sentenced to 7 years in prison for throwing a Molotov cocktail at the detention center in Volodarsky Street on October 20, Dzmitry Paliyenka was imprisoned there at that time.