Freelancer in Homel Gets the Second Fine in a Month
On January 20, the court of Karma district (Homel region) fined freelancer Kastus Zhukouski for 30 basic amounts.
Kastus Zhukouski and his colleague Arkadz Malysh were summoned to court by a text message. Arkadz Malysh was summoned as a witness.
On December 22, 2015 the journalists were briefly detained by police in town Karma. They were making a report about problems with water supply in the town. After the detention, Kastus Zhukouski was summoned to police to draw up the report; his colleague was summoned only to court.
Kastus Zhukouski was found guilty of violating art. 22.9 of the Code of Administartive Violations (illegal production and distribution of mass media products) and fined for 30 basic amounts. This has been the second fine imposed on him this year, the first one was handed in on January 14 in Kalinkavichy town. In 2015, Kastus Zhukouski was fined six times.