The court fined Yuras Belenki for the meeting Dziady

2014 2014-11-17T13:42:08+0300 2014-11-17T13:42:08+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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Yuras Belenki. Photo by

Yuras Belenki. Photo by

On November 17 the court of Pershamaisky district of Minsk started the trial of the deputy chairman of the Conservative Christian Party BNF Yuras Belenki. He is accused of breaking the law on mass events as the organizer of the meeting (Part 2 art.23.34 of the Administrative Code).

According to police reports, Yuras Belenki didn’t provide protection and health care during the meeting Dziady held on November 2. Despite the fact that on October 27 there was held a joint meeting of representatives of Minsk police, prosecutors, organizer of the event, the protocol tells that he (organizer) didn’t agree on measures to ensure law and order.
Judge Anastasia Papko, that is conducting the trial, didn’t satisfy the request of Belenki call in evidence the representative of the public security police of Minsk police – Hryshchanka and the public prosecutor Smalenski.

The representative of the Minsk City Executive Committee Yuri Uralski said in court that "there weren’t any significant violations on the part of the organizers", and nobody told them (Executive Committee) about non-payment.

The judge questioned the witness of the Minsk City Executive Committee Ivan Yaskevich. Next the judge got acquainted with the video protocol of the joint meeting on 27 October and studied of written material of the case. 
Judge Anastasia Papko announced the decision: a fine of 20 basic units (three million rubels).