Freelance journalist Ales Dzianisau and Ales Kirkevich fined 20 basic units
The Court of Hrodna’s Leninski district completed today administrative proceedings against freelance journalist Ales Dzianisau and Ales Kirkevich. The last hearing was short. Judge Alena Piatrova only screened the story aired on the Belsat TV channel in early March. It told about the opening of an exhibition at the Belarusian State Museum of the History of Religion.
As a result, the judge announced her ruling – on charges of illegally producing and distributing information materials (Article 22.9, Part 2 of the Administrative Code) the journalists were fined 20 basic units each. Ales Dzianisau and Ales Kirkevich intend to challenge the ruling in court of cassation.