Another fine for Svislach rally

2012 2012-12-13T17:45:09+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Siarhei Trafimchyk

Siarhei Trafimchyk

On 13 December the Svislach District Court fined an activist from Biarozauka Siarhei Trafimchyk 800,000 rubles. He was found guilty of attending the memorial event held on 27 October in Svislach to commemorate participants of the anti-Russian insurgence of 1863-1864.

The persecution of the action participants already has a long story. Four of its participants were detained on the day of the rally, 27 October: Vitold Ashurak from Biarozauka, Ales Krot from Minsk, Stanislava Husakova from Vitsebsk and Vital Lopasau from Hrodna. Three of them were sentenced to arrest, one was fined. Almost a month after the event three more activists from Svislach, Viktar Dzesiatsik, Anatol Valiuk and Yury Hlebik, were sentenced to fined. However, the Hrodna authorities did not confine themselves to this Later violation reports were drawn up on the head of the Hrodna organization of the Belarusian Popular Front Party Vadzim Saranchukou and a BPF member Iryna Danilouskaya. The trials over them haven't been appointed yet.

And today the Svislach District Court has decided that Siarhei Trafimchyk violated the Belarusian legislation by visiting the insurgents' graves and the monuments that had been erected in their honor.