Journalist Shchukin fined million

2010 2010-03-29T19:06:27+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

   On 26 March Buda-Kashaliova district court fined journalist and activist Valery Shchukin BYR 1,050,000 for violating Paragraph 2 of Article 22.9 of the Civil Code (distribution of periodicals without output data), following his arrest on 25 March while transporting 24,000 copies of the Nash dom independent newspaper in his car, the Belarusian Association of Journalists reports.

The activist says he is going to appeal the verdict.