BPF Member Fined for Congratulations with Freedom Day

2005 2005-04-14T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The administrative commission of Navapolatsk City Executive Committee considered the administrative case against the member of Belarusian People’s Front Aliaksei Trubkin. On 25 March he came to the rector’s office of Polastsk State University in orde4r to congratulate the university workers and students with the Freedom Day. He brought fly-sheets that explained the meaning of this day for Belarusian history. D. Lazouski, rector of the university, asked the guy to wait a bit and called for the university guards and the police. The police drew a report for violation of part 3 of Article 172 of the Code of Administrative Violations (distribution of printed editions without issue data).

Though the trial was open, eleven interested persons, among whom there were representatives of press, weren’t admitted to it. The chair of the administrative commission fined Aliaksei Trubkin 102 000 rubles (about 45 US dollars).