Hrodna: Franak Viachorka Is Justified

2007 2007-08-09T19:43:08+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 8 August Leninski borough administrative commission of Hrodna considered an administrative report which had been composed against the youth activist Franak Viachorka on 9 July. That day he was detained for watching how people posted stickers against destruction of architectural monuments in Hrodna. 

The commission listened to a defendant’s witness and asked several questions on the phone to a policeman who had participated in Franak’s Viachorka. Franak Viachorka was charged under article 21.14 of the Administrative Code (violation of sanitation rules for towns and cities) and could be fined up to 620 000 rubles (about 282 US dollars). 

However, nobody could confirm that Viachorka had posted stickers. As a result the administrative commission ruled to drop the administrative case because of absence of evidence.