Havary Praudu activist Pashkevich fined BYR 1,400,000

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Minsk Maskouski Court fined Mikail Pashkevich, activist of the ‘Havary Praudu’ civil campaign, BYR 1,400,000 for staging an unauthorized rally on the International Youth Day, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports.

On 12 August, a group of youth activists tried to address the Ministry of Education with a petition against the authorities’ bureaucratism in their youth policy. The petition was accepted, however one of the participants – Mikhail Pashkevich – was detained and later sentenced to a large fine as the organizer of the event.