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Mahiliou journalist Mikhail Arshynski sentenced to the total of 21 days of jail

13.05.2020 Source: BAJ Monitoring Service

Today judge Aksana Ratnikava (Leninski district court of Mahiliou) sentenced journalist Mikhail Arshynski to11 days of arrest for violation of Article 23.34 of the Administrative Code (participation in an unauthorized mass event). This way, Mikhail will spend the total of 21 days behind bars - on May 11, he got another 10 days in jail for alleged participation in an unsanctioned meeting.

On May 11, judge Tatsiana Mikhailava of the Kastrychnitski District Court of Mahiliou gave him a sentence of 10 days of arrest.

In both cases, Mikhail was present on the scene as a journalist.

Mikhail could not use the services of a lawyer in both hearings, as the courts did not give him enough time to find one.

The journalist has been in the detention center since May 8.

Belarusian Association of Journalists demands to release reporters and review their cases. Statement

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