BPF Mahiliou activist appeals 3 mln fine

2012 2012-04-19T16:39:23+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en http://spring96.org/files/images/sources/sud7.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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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.

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