In Homel Volha Suzko and Kanstantsin Lesunou were twice punished for flyers about the presidential elections in Ukraine won by Viktor Yushchenko.
This is the information provided by Radio Liberty.
On 17 February late in the day Vital Kozarau, the judge of Chyhunachny Borough, fined them for distributing flyers on behalf of an unregistered civil organization. This is already the second punishment awarded to young Homel residents.
Today the court considered the police reports registering the actions of Volha Suzko and Kanstantsin Lesunou back on 23 January.
On that day at the Prudkouski market unidentified young people were handing out flyers on behalf of the unregistered movement Lemon to cover the inauguration of the President of Ukraine, Viktor Yushchenko. Also, the flyers ironically “praised” the rule of Aliaxandr Lukashenka.
The police officer saw Volha and Kanstantsin holding flyers in their hands and detained them.
On 2 February the Administrative Commission of Chyhunachny Borough imposed on Mr. Lesunou and Ms Suzko a fine of 50 thousand rubles for distributing flyers without an imprint, the contents of which allegedly harm the state and civil order. The decision was based on similar police reports.
This time, the court ruling also accused the young people of acting on behalf of the unregistered youth movement Lemon. And what they did was again distributing flyers at the same Prudkouski market.
Both Volha and Kanstantsin mentioned this in the court room. Alena Starakozhava even requested that the judge ask the Administrative Commission of Chyhunachny Borough to produce their decisions regarding the imposition of fine on the young people. However, Judge Vital Kozyrau considered the petition to be ungrounded and in turn fine Volha and Kanstantsin in the amount of 240 thousand rubles each.