Minsk: Chair of United Civil Party Anatol Liabedzka Is Fined
According to the UCP press service
On 20 April the chair of the United Civil Party Anatol Liabedzka found out that the previous day Minsk Tsentralny borough administrative commission found him guilty of violation of part 3 of article 172 of the Code of Administrative Violations, distribution of information without data-line and decided to fine him 155 000 rubles and confiscate the circulation of the newspaper Glotok vozdukha and the pre-electoral flyers of the candidate to the presidential position Aliaksandr Milinkevich.
It’s worth mentioning that on 15 March Mr Liabedzka was detained by special police forces and persons in plain clothes, who drew on him a report for alleged violation of article 156 and article 172, part 3. The same day he was taken to court, but the trial didn’t take place. Instead the procurator sanctioned the search in Liabedzka’s garage and issued a subpoena to him for 22 March. At night of 20-21 March the UCP chair was detained by the special police forces and sentenced to 15 days of jail. So, he couldn’t come to the court on 22 March.
It’s worth reminding that Mr Liabedzka was also tried on 7 March in Mahiliou for ‘organization of unauthorized meeting and disobedience to the police claims’. In fact, he held a meeting with the electorate as a proxy of the candidate to the presidential position Aliaksandr Milinkevich. As a result Anatol Liabedzka was fined 1,5 million rubles. However, the court ruling still wasn’t sent to him.