Vadzim Saranchukow Fined for Commemoration of Kalinowski Brothers

2004 2004-11-17T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 17 November Svislach Town Court fined the member of Belarusian People’s Front Vadzim Saranchukow 70 basic units. On 16 November Vadzim Saranchukow was detained together with Zmitser Mikhaliuk and Maxim Hubarevich on suspicion in distribution of fly-sheets that explained the mechanisms of the falsifications that took place during the Parliamentary election. The detainees were taken to Hrodna Leninski Borough Board of Internal Affairs. Then the police found that Saranchukow was searched for the participation in the commemoration of the Kalinowski brothers that took place on 31 October in the town of Svislach. He had to spend the night at the police and in the morning was taken to Svislach Town Court and fined.

On 4 November Svislach Town Court exacted from the head of a regional organization of Belarusian Social Democratic Hramada Viktar Sazonaw and the head of a regional organization of Belarusian People’s Front Siarhey Malchyk 70 basic units fine. Both of them were detained during the commemoration of the national heroes of Belarus Viktar and Kanstantsin Kalinowskis (Viktar Kalinowski is buried at the cemetery of Svislach and in the center of the town there’s a monument to Kanstantsin Kalinowski).

The court found V. Sazonaw and S. Malchyk guilty in violation of two articles of the Administrative Code – usage of unregistered symbols and violation of the organization and the order of holding of mass actions and processions. The trial to Mr. Saranchukow was similar and even the sum of the fine was the same.