Opposition activist on hunger strike in Hrodna

Yury Istomin, the leader of the local branch of the United Civil Party in Hrodna today started a hunger strike. He was arrested for five days on October 1 when disseminating independent newspapers. He will hold his hunger strike at Hrodna's Kastrychnicki district police station. Andrey Yanusheuski, also a member of the United Civil Party, was yesterday tried and fined with three minimum wages, reports ERB correspondent Siarhey Apanovich from Hrodna.