Baranavichy: Mikalai Charnavus gets fined by court
On 10 February the Baranavichy City Court considered
administrative case against the head of the steering committee of the Ukrainian
diaspora association “Kobzar”, Mikalai Charnavus. Judge Stanislau Pivavarau
summoned to the trial a representative of the Baranavichy City Executive
Committee Siarhei Piatsihorau and police major Vital Dabrachynski.
They stated that Mr. Charnavus had violated Article 23.39 of the Administrative Code, “arbitrary rule”, by signing his letter to the executive committee as the head of the civil association “Kabzar” which is not registered with the state.
As a result, Mikalai Charnavus was found guilty and sentenced to pay 70,000 rubles (about $9). The defendant intends to appeal the court verdict at the Brest Regional Court.