Biaroza activist is required to pay for trial over himself

2013 2013-02-05T23:53:54+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The socio-political activist from the city of Biarozauka Vitold Ashurak received a strange note from the Lida District Court. When he phoned there he was told that he needed to pay 150,000 rubles for the court expenses of the Svislach District Court on a trial over him.

Bear in mind that on 27 October 2012 Mr. Ashurak had been detained for holding a white-red-white flag during the Day of Commemoration of insurgents of 1863. The Svislach District Court sentenced him to three days of arrest. Later he timely paid for the prison food. At present the court also demands that he pay for the strange "court expenses".

It is not the first case of such strange persecution of the public activist. Recently he has received an official letter in which he was told to pay 78,000 rubles of surcharge for being kept under arrest in December 2010.