Member of Belarusian Helsinki Committee Gets Fined for Picketing

2005 2005-04-02T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

According to RFE/RL

On 1 April in Hrodna the member of Belarusian Helsinki Committee Raman Iurhel was fined for unauthorized picket near Hrodna regional drama theater. He stood at the stairs of the theater with the poster “No – to Seizure of Belarus by Russia!”. The poster also contained the poem “Damn on you, hangmen of freedom!”. The reason for the picket was that on 2 April Belarusian authorities signed the alliance treaty with Russia. In 15 minutes the picketer was detained by the police with major Khilko at the head and driven to Hrodna Leninski Borough Board of Internal Affairs. The court fined Raman Iurhel about 500 US dollars for the picketing.