Human rights activists reported that Belarusian blogger, was charged with
Belarusian blogger Sergei Tikhanovski, who wanted to run for President, charged with, reported not registered by the authorities of Belarus human rights center "Spring".
"Svetlana Tikhanovski (husband of the blogger – ed.) told human rights activists "Spring" that Sergei Tikhanovski was charged, but for some paper, his wife said. Left him in custody", - is spoken in the message on the center's website.
According to the center, similar information was received from relatives of other detainees Tikhanovski. So, the bride of his colleague Virgil's Uşak said that he was accused of organizing group actions that breach public order and interfaced to obvious disobedience to legal requirements of representatives of the authorities or caused the disruption of transport, enterprises, institutions or organizations, or active participation in such actions in the absence of signs more grave crime. In this article, the offender faces a fine, arrest, restriction of freedom till three years or imprisonment for the same term.
RIA Novosti does not yet have a review of this information from the Investigative Committee.
Presidential elections in Belarus scheduled for 9 August. Tikhanovski previously planned to run as a presidential candidate, but the CEC did not register the initiative group because the works at that time was serving his administrative arrest was not able to personally sign the necessary documents. After that, the intention to participate in the elections, said his wife, Svetlana, and tikhanovski by its initiative group.
At the end of may in Grodno held a picket in support of the nomination of Svetlana Tikhanovski a presidential candidate. During the picket were detained video blogger himself, and about ten of his supporters. The interior Ministry then announced that the participants of the event were detained for violence against police officers. According to the interior Ministry, during a picket of two law enforcement officers were injured, they were hospitalized. A criminal case was initiated for violence against employees of the internal Affairs bodies. Belarusian human rights activists have said they believe Tikhanovski a political prisoner and demanded his release.