Zinaida Mikhniuk applies to Supreme Court
On 8 October 2011 Zinaida Mikhniuk, an organizer of the People's Assembly in Brest, was preventively detained by the police before the event. She was subsequently charged with “using foul language” and fined 70,000 rubles by court, which ignored the testimonies of a woman who saw the detention.
The activist appealed the verdict at the Brest Regional Court, which left it standing. Now she applies to the Supreme Court. “I am a trade union activist, and many people know me in Brest. That's why the charges of dirty swearing insult my human dignity,” comments the activist. However, there is no hope that the court verdict will be reversed by the Supreme Court.