Hrodna journalist asks police to find online detractors

2015 2015-08-12T13:10:00+0300 2015-08-12T13:10:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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Andrei Mialeshka

Andrei Mialeshka

August 11, Hrodna journalist Andrei Mialeshka filed a written appeal to the Kastryčnicki District Police Department of Hrodna, asking to identify the persons who distributed defaming information and insults in his address at

Mr. Mialeshka asks to draw these persons to administrative liability under Art. 9.2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Republic of Belarus, which envisages a fine of 10-30 basic units for libel.

Major Skuratau, who accepted the appeal of Andrei Mialiashka told the journalist if it was proved that the actions of these persons towards the applicant were public even a criminal case could be brought against them. The police promised to give the journalist a preliminary reply within ten days.

The anonymous website specializes mainly on denigration of Hrodna activists and representatives of democratic parties.