In Belarus, a court sentenced 20-year-old student of the Chemistry Department of the Belarusian State University, political prisoner Artem Boyarsky to five years in a general regime colony, accusing him of leading an “extremist formation” and participation in actions that grossly violate public order. About it informs human rights center “Vesna”.
According to the human rights center, Boyarsky was charged with administering the Maya Kraina Belarus Telegram channel, which was recognized as an “extremist formation” on October 27, and the I Am Going Out / MKB Telegram channel, as well as participating in the People’s Ultimatum march.
“Vesna” writes that the trial of the student was held behind closed doors. How emphasizes “Mediazona. Belarus “, the basis for such a decision was the petition of the prosecutor Olga Dyndilevich, who considered that” the case file contains information about the intimate side of the accused’s life, as well as information from the Telegram channel, recognized as extremist. “
Boyarsky was detained in March of this year and sentenced to 25 days of arrest for an unauthorized picket (part 3 of article 24.23 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of Belarus). Subsequently, a criminal case was opened against him, the student was taken into custody.
In November, 47 academicians and corresponding members of the Russian Academy of Sciences signed open letter in support of Boyarsky.
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