Distributor of "Vitebskiy Kuryer" gets fined
On 6 June the Kastrychnitski District Court of
Vitsebsk considered an administrative case against Siarhei Kandakou. He was
tried on the basis of a police report, drawn up on 2 May, when the police
confiscated 18 copies of the "Vitebskiy Kuryer" he intended to throw
Judge Ina Hrabouskaya found the newspaper distributor guilty of violating Article 22.9, part 2 of the Code of Adminsitrative Violations, "unlawful distribution of mass media" and sentenced him to a fine of 2 million rubles (about $245), which is quite a considerable sum for a disabled man, who gets just 650,000 rubles of pension a month.