Christian Democrat Ales Halavan fined 875,000 rubles

2010 2010-07-22T20:55:24+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

An activist of the Belarusian Christian Democracy Ales Halavan received the court verdict from the mailman.

On 4 May, the activist had been detained in Budaunikou Avenue for handing out the editions of an unregistered party, the Belarusian Christian Democracy. He was guarded to the Pershamaiski District Police Department. However, at first the police decided not to draw a violation report, as the bulletins Vesnik and Belarusian Christian Democracy had an imprint. Nevertheless, the printed production was seized, allegedly for examining its content.

On 8 June it became known that the violation report had been composed and passed to court. However, the court marshals didn’t hand any writ to Mr. Halavan. That’s why he was very surprised to receive the court verdict from the mailman.

As it follows from the document, Judge Valiantsina Kismiaroshkina found him guilty of violating Article 22.9 and sentenced to pay 875,000 rubles (about $293) fine. In addition, all bulletins that had been confiscated from Ales were declared confiscated and won’t be returned to him.