Updated at 11:30,08-12-2016

Oleg Volchek sentenced to four days in jail

Centralny District Court of Minsk found guilty the human rights defender Oleg Volchek under Article 17.1 of the Administrative Code ("Disorderly conduct") and sentenced to four days of administrative arrest.

We remind, the head of the Human Rights Centre "Legal Assistance to Population" Oleg Volchek was detained on 27 January near Shevchenko boulevard in Minsk. Human rights activist was blamed, that he allegedly used obscene language and swung his arms. He didn't admitted his fault.

Since Volchek from January 27 was at the Isolation Center of Offenders in Akrestsina he should be released on January 31.