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Niasvizh: Criminal Trial against Nasta Azarka Ends with Fine. Detentions outside Court

2007 2007-09-06T01:14:32+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 4 September in Niasvizh a Young Front activist Anastasia Azarka was fined 1 240 000 Belarusian rubles (about 600 US dollars). The verdict was issued by judge Maryia Dunayeva. The youth activist was charged with activities on behalf of an unregistered organisation (article 193.1 of the Criminal Code). The prosecutor demanded to fine her 500 15 500 000 Belarusian rubles (about 7 200 US dollars).

Near the court in Niasvizh, where Azarka was tried, the police detained youngsters in T-shirts with the inscription Young Front. They also detained the journalists Uladzimir Sys and Siarhei Hryzin who were taking photos of the detentions. All in all, the trial was attended by about 50 persons, 30 more stood out on the street.

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