BPF Mahiliou activist appeals 3 mln fine
Siarhei Niahatsin, activist of the Belarusian Popular Front’s Mahiliou office, has lodged an appeal with the Regional Court against a 3-mln fine imposed by Judge Aksana ratnikava of Leninski District Court.
The activist was fined on 12 April for distributing the “Tut I Tsiaper” independent newspaper at a market in Mahiliou.
In his appeal, Siarhei Niahatsin says that he was prosecuted under Art. 17.1 of the Mass Media Code, which can only be applied to legal entities.