Fine of 750,000 roubles for the poster “Death to Kremlin’s Invaders!”
Minsk resident Volha Zhurauliova was fined for the amount of five base values (750,000 Belarusian roubles). On Friday 31 May, she went on a picket at Kastrychnitskaya Square with a slogan “Death to Kremlin’s Invaders!”
The trial of Volha Zhurauliova was conducted by the judge Viktoria Shabunia of the Central district court of Minsk.
Volha admitted her guilt so there was no trial process in fact – the witnesses didn’t have the stand. The accused signed the protocol, agreed to a penalty and got fined.
Volha Zhurauliova has a six year old child with whom she went to picket. After the detention, she had to spend more than four hours with the child at police precinct, in a so called “monkey cell” of the Tsentralny district police department together with homeless people and alcoholics. She asked if they could let her child out and allow sitting near the duty post, or if they could contact her relatives so that they would come to take the child.
But she was not allowed to, and her small son had to sit with her all the time. Volha is a member of civil association “Alternativa”. She told to Svaboda that her action was to demonstrate her disagreement with Russia’s policy in Ukraine.