On 12 June Grodna Regional Court pronounced the sentence for Maksim Senik, activist of Belarusian Independent Trade Union (BNP).
Judge Mikalai Rachynski sentenced him to 4 years of increased security prison. It is known that Maksim is going to appeal the verdict.
The trade union activist was charged under several articles of the Criminal Code: 368 p. 1 – Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus; 361 p.4 p.m. 2 – Assistance to extremist activity; 361 part 4 p.a. 1 – Facilitation of extremist activity.
At the moment there are more than four dozen trade union leaders and activists of democratic trade unions in prisons and colonies, while the activity of independent trade unions is prohibited in the country.