Smaliavichy activist and newspaper distributor Andrei Kasheuski was detained back on October 9 for walking near the central department store in Minsk (TsUM) in a T-shirt “Freedom to Political Prisoners” with the names of the prisoners on the back.
He was charged under three articles of the Code of Administrative Offenses: Article 17.1, “disorderly conduct”, Article 23.34, “unauthorized mass event” and Article 23.4, “insubordination to lawful demands of a public agent”.
He was left at the police station for the night. On October 10, Judge of the Savetski District Court of Minsk Eduard Yakubouski sentenced the detainee to 15 days of arrest. Mr. Kasheuski keeps silent in protest against the unfair verdict.
This already the third administrative case in respect of Andrei Kasheuski this year. Apart from this, Andrei was twice placed in the National Center for Mental Health in Navinki.