Kobryn: Aliaksandr Mekh challenges fine for laying down flowers to Kalinouski monument
Aliaksandr Mekh, a civil society activist from Kobryn, asks to abolish the verdict of Kobryn District Court and Brest Regional Court and drop the case against him.
Kobryn District Court fined Mr. Mekh 10 basic units for laying down flowers to the monument to Kastus Kalinouski and his comrades in arms in the town of Svislač in October 2014, finding him guilty of taking part in an unauthorized mass event. His son Anton Mekh was served a formal warning by the commission on the affairs of minors under Kobryn District Executive Committee.
Brest Regional Court left the fine to Aliaksandr Mekh in force. Mr. Mekh intends to appeal to the UN Human Rights Committee if the Supreme Court of Belarus takes the same stance.