Activist of the civil campaign “European Belarus” Palina Kuryanovich is sentenced to 10 days of arrest for an attempt to hold an action near the Russian embassy against possible Belarus’ joining to the Russian Federation, which was to be held on 2 April. The trial lasted 5 minutes; the sentence was read by Tatsyana Paulyuchuk, judge of the Tsentralny district court of Minsk.
Palina Kuryanovich and Palina Dzyakava were detained on 2 April during an action near the Russian embassy, but the latter was released from the Tsentralny district internal affairs department after 3 hours, as she is minor.
At 5.00pm the activists of the campaign tried to hold an action against integration with Russia, for Belarus’ joining the European Union. But the action was dispersed, Palina Kuryanovich and Palina Dzyakava were detained. A report on the accusation of “participation in an authorised event” was drawn up against them in the Tsentralny district internal affairs department.