Hrodna Oblast Court Turns down Activist’s Complaint
The resident of Masty Ales Zarembiuk received an answer from Hrodna oblast court. The activist appealed to the court against a huge fine, which was imposed on him for alleged organizing a street meeting of Masty citizens with the head of the For Freedom movement Aliaksandr Milinkevich. Zarembiuk was fined 525 000 rubles (about 244 US dollars).
In his appeal the activist stated that he had not organized the meeting with Milinkevich, but was an ordinary participant. Secondly, the trial in Masty took place in his absence. However, the oblast court ruled to leave the fine in force. Dissatisfied with such decision, Zarembiuk intends to apply to the Supreme Court.