Hrodna Region Court leaves fines to participants of the Kalinouskis' commemoration

2012 2012-12-04T16:25:29+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Action in Svislach, photo by

Action in Svislach, photo by

The Hrodna Region Court predictably turned down the appeal of the representative of the United Civil Party Vital Lopasau against the fine, issued to him by the Svislach District Court for the participation in a commemorative action in honor of the 1863-1864 insurgents, held on 27 October. The judge Piatro Bandyk confirmed the legality of the initial verdict. During the last ten years of the Hrodna Region Court has not granted any appeals of civil and political activists.

Bear in mind that Vital Lopasau was one of those detained for the use of the national symbols at the action. On 30 October the judge Aliaksandr Shylin sentenced him to a fine of 3 million Belarusian rubles. Later fines were issued to the other detainees – Viktar Dzesiatsik, Yury Hlebik and Anatol Valiuk, who also intend to appeal the verdicts.