Hrodna: it takes court just ten seconds!

2011 2011-11-11T16:35:13+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en http://spring96.org/files/images/sources/sud.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

That's how much time Mikalai Rachynski, Chairman of the Hrodna Region Court, needed to turn down the appeal of civil activist Ales Masiuk against the verdict of the Slonim District Court according to which he had been sentenced to pay a fine of 175,000 rubles for taking part in the People's Assembly in Slonim on 8 October.

The appeal was considered in the absence of the activist, who didn't manage to come to the trial. As said by Hrodna human rights defenders, the Hrodna Region Court hasn't reviewed any of the verdicts issued to socio-political activists by inferior courts for the last five years.

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