Ales Mekh to be tried for memorial action in Svislach
Charges have been presented to Mr Mekh and his son Anton Mekh (under age). Ales Mekh will be tried at the Kobryn District Court and the case against Anton Mekh will be considered by the committee on affairs of under-aged persons at Kobryn District Executive Committee.
Ales Mekh is charged under Article 23.24, part 1 of the Code of Administrative Offenses, “violation of the order of organization or conduct of mass events”, for taking part in the traditional Day of Memory of insurgents of 1863-1864 held in Svislach. Participants of the event visit the grave of Viktar Kalinouski (brother of the head of the uprising against the Russian empire Kanstantsin Kalinouski), lay down flowers in the memorial places related to the uprising, visit Yakushouka (where the Kalinouskis' mansion was situated) in order to commemorate the heroes who sacrifced their lives for liberty of their fatherland.
Anton Mekh has gone abroad to study, that's why he wouldn't be able to attend the hearing of his case at the administrative commission.