Salihorsk Authorities Demands from Democratic Activist Natallia Bordak to Pay Fine

2006 2006-06-05T10:00:00+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 the press-service of the Assembly of NGOs

Several days ago the unemployed democratic activists Natallia Bordak was summonsed to Svetlahorsk District Court and warned that she had to pay the fine to which she had been sentenced because during the pre-electoral agitation the poster of the candidate to presidency Aliaksandr Milinkevich stood in improper place for 5 minutes. For this violation the judge Iryna Aliseika sentenced N.Bordak 62 000 rubles (about 30 US dollars). Natallia Bordak also had to retire from her work because of pressurization connected to her political activity. Being unemployed, she has to take care of two children: her son who goes to school and the daughter who is a student.

In April N.Bordak applied to the judge and the chair of Svetlahorsk District Executive Committee to explain she had no money to pay the fine. Having received the application, the judge invited the activist for a talk and said it was impossible to reverse the verdict and said: If you have no money to pay it means that we have nothing to exact from you.

However, recently a court marshal warned Natallia Bordak that it was necessary to pay the fine, at least in parts. Simultaneously N.Bordak received the warning that water and electricity would be turned off in her flat because of non-payment of the fees for public utilities.