Belarus: Opposition activist jailed for taking part in rally

A Belarusian opposition leader has been sentenced to ten days of “administrative detention” for his involvement in  the opposition-organised People’s Assembly. Viktar Buzinaye from the United Civic Party was found guilty of “violating the law on public gatherings,” yesterday following an assembly in eastern town of Babruisk on October 8, which was not approved by local authorities. Buzinayeu pleaded not guilty claiming the gathering was held as a town hall meeting, and adhered to laws and regulations.