Human rights defender Tatsiana Reviaka fined 460 rubles

2017 2017-04-26T16:46:30+0300 2017-04-26T16:49:49+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Tatsiana Reviaka in the courtroom on 26 April 2017

Tatsiana Reviaka in the courtroom on 26 April 2017

The Court of Minsk’s Centraĺny district continued today hearing the administrative charges against human rights activist Tatsiana Reviaka.

Judge Viktoryia Shabunia finally pronounced her verdict, after the meeting was postponed twice.

During today’s hearing, the court listened to Nasta Loika, lawyer of the HRC "Viasna". The judge also examined a monitoring report on the peaceful protest, which took place on March 26.

Following the hearing, the judge found Reviaka guilty and sentenced her to a fine of 460 rubles (230 Euros).

Tatsiana Reviaka was detained on March 26 in Kastryčnickaja Square in Minsk and, together with other detainees, brought to the district police department, where she was forced to stand in the courtyard facing the wall and with her hands up.

Later it became known that the human rights activist faced two administrative charges: ‘disorderly conduct’ (Article 17.1 of the Administrative Code) and ‘disobedience to lawful demands of an official’ (Article 23.4 of the Administrative Code). The human rights defender says she did not sign the police reports.

Tatsiana Reviaka has written to the Prosecutor's Office of Minsk to complain about her arbitrary detention on March 26, and ill-treatment at the police department. No response has been received yet.