Haradok: court marshals seize computer from Leanid Autukhou

2010 2010-11-12T19:13:54+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en http://spring96.org/files/images/sources/bnf-logo.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The Chairperson of the Haradok town organization of the Belarusian Popular Front Party Leanid Autukhou was deprived of his computer due to the failure to pay the fine to which he had been sentenced last year for a street action with Belarusian national white-red-white flags.

Mr. Autukhou said he had failed to pay a fine of 1,400,000 he had received in August last year. He hasn’t been able to find any job for three years already because of his opposition activities.

The court marshals attached his property despite the fact that he transferred 10,000 rubles every month to pay the fine. Two weeks ago, the activist was told his property would be seized. On 11 November his computer and printer were seized. The oppositionist didn’t have other valuables apart from essential household furniture, namely a bed, a sofa and a TV set.

The oppositionist doesn’t longer have any property that can be sold. His saw bench was set on fire by unknown people last month. Leanid Autukhovich used to be a sole proprietor, he sawed and sold wood.

The local emergency service concluded the fire had been caused by arson. According to Mr. Autukhou, the police don’t look for criminals.