Book distributor Ales Yaudakha sentenced to year of personal restraint

2012 2012-07-10T17:57:37+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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The sentence against Ales Yaudakha was pronounced in the Kastrychnitski district court of Minsk on Tuesday.

Accused of illegal business practices on a large scale, he was sentenced to one year of restricted freedom without imprisonment and obliged to pay 57 million rubles for the “inflicted damage”, Euroradio reports.

As charter97org website reported earlier, he sent books by famous Belarusian writers to different cities by mail: Vasil Bykau, Uladzimir Arlou, Mikola Yermalovich, Ryhor Baradulin, etc. It was interpreted by prosecutors as illegal business. The court proceedings started last year and were suspended in November in connection with carrying out expert examination of the case materials. The trial was resumed in June. About 30 people were interrogated (they had planned to interrogate 230) and preliminary statements of about 80 people have been read.

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