Opposition activist awarded default judgment

2009 2009-01-16T20:36:25+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

On 15 December Kalinkavichy district court executor in a special letter demanded that United Civic Party activist Dzianis Rabianok pay a BYR 1,500,000 fine awarded to him by Elsk district court for ‘violations of electoral legislation’ in absentia.

The defendant claims he is unemployed and can only pay BYR 35,000 a month.

‘I received a letter from vice head of the Supreme Court saying there was documentary evidence of my guilt – there were some documents confiscated during my arrest. In fact there was not any arrest at all,’ says Rabianok.

Dzianis Rabianok, teacher of Belarusian, was in Milinkevich’s team during the 2006 presidential election, which apparently caused much trouble in finding official work in his hometown.