Senior citizen fined for laying flower at death site of Minsk resident killed during August protests

Halina Ivanova was detained at the death site of Aliaksandr Taraikouski who had been shot by security forces in Minsk downtown on 10 August 2020. The retiree was charged with picketing “by raising her hand and laying one tulip”. A police report says that she “held up two fingers [peace sign] and was waving to the passing cars”. The fine was more than 1,300 euros.

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