THE VECHERNI STOLIN FOUNDER FOUND GUILTY OF INSULTING AN OFFICIAL (ART 369 OF THE CRIMINAL CODE)
Stolin district court found Alexander Ihnatsiuk guilty under Art 369 of the Criminal Code (insulting a representative of authorities). Ihnatsiuk has to pay Uladzimir Pashkevich, former chairperson of Stolin district executive committee, 480 000 rubles (about 225 USD) for "intentional insult". Pashkevich requested to bring criminal charges against Ihnatsiuk after a series of critical articles about Pashkevich in The Vecherni Stolin. At the moment Pashkevich occupied the post of the head of Pinsk district executive committee.