Fined for recollecting the Chernobyl disaster

2005 2005-05-20T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

A student Aksana Tsimchanka, 20, was fined 30 thousand rubles. The girl was accused of distributing unregistered printed materials in commemoration of the Chernobyl disaster.
The administrative commission of Leninski Borough of Brest heard the case against the student Aksana Tsimchanka on the basis of a 26 April report that registered her alleged violation. On this day an action called A Candle of Remembrance took place in Brest, which was devoted to the anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster.
The police then detained Ms Tsimchanka because she was allegedly distributing leaflets produced in violation of the respective law. In particular, the police argued that because the leaflets had been printed in Smalensk, they could not be distributed in Belarus. (Charter-97)