Administrator of Protestant Church "New Life" Fined 160 Basic Units

2005 2005-09-23T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 23 September Maskouski Borough Court of Minsk continued to consider the case of the administrator of the Church "New Life" Vasil Iurevich. The police accused him of organizing religious services unauthorized by the authorities. The report was made on 24 July, tomorrow is the last day of the administrative responsibility.
The case consideration lasted half an hour and led to a decision: find the church administrator Vasil Iurevich guilty and fine him in accordance with Article 167 Part 2 160 basic units, which is 4 million 80 thousand rubles (about 2000 US dollars).
But the church administration does not agree and plans to appeal the decision one of these days.
The Church believers and observers believe that the authorities have launched proceedings to suppress the tide of protest and prevent the believers from taking part in street actions against the liquidation of the Protestant community.