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Svetlahorsk City Court Fines Member of Belarusian Language

2005 2005-12-14T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The Board of Svetlahorsk district organization of Frantsysk Skaryna Belarusian Language Society informed that on 11 November the police examined the flat of its activist Vadzim Bohdan, 23 years old, found printed editions concerning the Day of Solidarity with the families of the missing politicians and public activists. The police composed a report. Vadzim Bohdan was tried. Despite the fact he was tried for the first time, the court fined him the maximal sum possible for violation of the order of production and distribution of printed materials. According to Mr. Bohdan, the police didn’t find he produced or distributed the editions. That’s why he complained against the court decision to the supreme instance.