Minsk Regional Court turns down complaint of activist of 'Speak Truth'

2010 2010-10-14T17:54:40+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 14 September the judge of the Salihorsk District Court Yahor Barysenka declared the activist of the civil campaign Speak Truth Andrei Tychyna guilty of unlawful distribution of the newspaper Prauda Niakliayeva and fined him 1,225,000 rubles (about $408). The activist appealed this verdict at the Minsk Regional Court.

Having considered the appeal, Judge A.Herasin stated that Judge Barysenka had rightfully fined the activist for violation of Article 22.9, part 2 of the Code of Administrative Violations and left the verdict standing.