Journalist of Radio ‘Liberty’ fined for ‘contempt of court’

2008 2008-07-02T19:00:52+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 30 June the journalist of Radio Liberty Liubou Luniova was fined 280 000 rubles (about 130 US dollars) for contempt or court because she had answered a telephone call during the trial of an activist of the Young Democrats who had been nominated to Central Election Commission by the political council of the United Civil Party.

Earlier Ryta Shahrai, judge of Kastrychnitski district court of Minsk, fined Mikhail Pashkevich 350 000 rubles (about 164 dollars) on the same charges.