Journalist Ales Kirkevich faces administrative charges
Former political prisoner and now a freelance journalist Ales Kirkevich is going to stand trial on administrative charges in Hrodna. The journalist is accused of illegal manufacture and distribution of information products (Part 2, Art. 22.9 of the Administrative Code).
The charges have been brought by police Major Aleh Koka. They stem from a story that was aired on the Belsat TV channel in early March. The report told about the opening of an exhibition of Slutsk belts at the Belarusian State Museum of the History of Religion.
Ales Kirkevich says the charges are absurd, as he is convinced that did not break the law, because this article provides for responsibility of legal entities, rather than individuals.