Vileika: Valiantsin Susla fined for refusal from dactylography

2011 2011-05-16T10:44:33+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 13 May the Vileika District Court fined a local activist Valiantsin Susla 1,050,000 rubles for refusing to be fingerprinted, which was qualified as “insubordination to a legal order or demand or a public agent”.

Valiantsin Susla was asked to give his fingerprints for the first time when he was invited to the Vileika District Police Department for giving explanations why his mobile phone number had been registered on Nezalezhnasts Square during the protest rally of 19 December 2010. However, he refused to do it.

Next time he was invited to the police especially for being fingerprinted. The writ was sent to his work. Valiantsin received it just two hours before the time at which he was to have come to the police department. He came to the police the following day and was told that his case had been sent to the court.

The trial lasted for just about 90 minutes and yilded a predictable result. Now Mr. Susla, assisted by the local human rights defenders, prepares an appeal against the verdict.

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