Human Rights Activist Commit Suicide

Charter ’97 News Centre report on the 7 March that Belarusian human rights activist Yana Paliakova has committed suicide after being sentenced to 2,5 years of freedom restraint for “deliberate false accusation” apparently towards a now resigned police officer.

According to reports there had been much harrasment of human right activists in Salihorsk, where Paliakova was sentenced. Paliakova was also active in the opposition during the election 2008.

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