Huge fines for anti-KGB rally

2009 2009-02-03T17:47:31+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Activists of the Young Front and the Belarusian Christian Democracy have been fined millions of rubles for the rally staged against arbitrary actions of the KGB.

Andrus Tsianiuta was fined 2 800 000 Br or $1,018 under two administrative articles: participation in unsanctioned rally and resistance to police workers, Vasil Tokaranka was fined 1 750 000 Br or $636 and Kastus Zhukouski –1 750 000 Br or $636.

According to the decision of the court, young activists have been given back the white-red-white flag seized during the detention.

Today activists of the Young Front and the organizing committee for creation of the Belarusian Christian Democracy party held a protest rally against mass dismissals of oppositionists carried out under pressure of the KGB (State Security Committee). They marched from the regional Drama Theatre to the building of the regional executive committee. They carried had a streamer: ‘KGB booted us from work. Will the Constitution defend us?’ and a white-red-white flag. The picket lasted for about 30 minutes.