Prosecutor demands a year of penal labor for book distributor

2012 2012-07-06T18:07:53+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

The sentence will be pronounced in October District Court on 10 July. Book distributor Ales Yaudakha accused of doing business illegally has informed Euroradio about it.

Yaudakha: "The sentence will be pronounced on July 10 at 10 a.m. The prosecutor would like to restrict my liberty without imprisoning me – so-called home penal labour".

Ales Yadakha may also be fined for 79 million roubles "to offset a disadvantage".

Bear in mind that Mr. Yaudakha sent books written by famous Belarusian writers to different cities by post: Vasil Bykau, Uladzimir Arlou, Mikola Yermalovich, Ryhor Baradulin, etc. The office of the public prosecutor decided that it was illegal business and sued him. The trial started last year and was suspended in November in connection with the necessity to conduct an expertise of the case papers. The trial was resumed in June. About 30 people have been interrogated (they had planned to interrogate 230!) and previous statements of about 80 people have been read out.