“Young Front” Member Fined 14 000 Rubles

2003 2003-07-29T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 29 July Minsk Savetski Borough Court considered the administrative cases of Artur Finkevich and Zmitser Dashkevich, detained at night between 22 and 23 July at Frantsysk Skaryna Avenue for posting fly-sheets of “Young Front” and the “Nasha Niva” newspaper.

According to the police report, the fellows used foul language during the detention, violated the public order and behaved badly, though the detainees reject such facts and think that the police only wanted them to be severer punished.

Judge Ruslam Kazadayew considered the cases. He fined Zmitser Dashkevich 14 000 rubles and postponed the trial over Artur Finkevich to 7 August due to absence of the police witness.