Youth activist Finkevich fined
Today, on 19 April Judge Khoma of Minsk Leninski Court fined the Young Belarus activist Artur Finkevich BYR 17,500 for participating in a picket of support for the Vaukavysk entrepreneur Mikalai Autukhovich staged outside the building of the Belarusian Supreme Court on 16 April, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports.
The youth activist was officially charged during a canvassing picket on 18 April. The policemen who served the writ are reported to have insulted Artur Finkevich.
A number of other pro-democratic activists, including Yauhen Afnahel, are yet to stand trials for participating in the 16 April picket.