Court Obliged Narodnaia Volia to Pay Two Million Rubles to Plaintiffs from Salihorsk. Now Klietsk Citizens Take Their Chance as Well.
According to RFE/RL
Viera Tupik, judge of Minsk Leninski Borough Court ruled to find incorrect and insulting the information printed in Narodnaia Volia newspaper – signatures of people under the appeal about the establishment of the People’s Will movement after the “signers” – Salihorsk citizens Siarhiei Katovich, Nina Hrechyts and Nina Fralova sued the newspaper. She obliged the newspaper to pay 2 million rubles to each of them for compensation.
Today Minsk Leninski Borough Court considers the analogous suits of four Klietsk citizens – Piatro Talaika, physician-in-chief of the medical department of Jlietsk, Lilia Libier, director of a village school, the brigade commandant Ivan Hudzko and the housewife Iryna Zakruta. Each of them demands five million rubles as a compensation for the moral harm done to the information printed in Narodnaia Volia and their signatures under the manifest about the establishment of People’s Will initiative.
The chief editor of the newspaper Iosif Siaredzich proposed the plaintiffs to refuse from material pretensions in exchange of publication of confutation, but Klietsk citizens refused to do it, following the example of the plaintiffs from Salihorsk.