Brest: Vadzim Rabtsevich gets fined

2011 2011-10-10T17:37:58+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The Leninski District Court of Brest sentenced Vadzim Rabtsevich, member of the Belarusian Leftist Party “Fair World”, to pay a fine of 70,000 rubles (less than $10) for alleged violation of Article 23.34, part 1 of the Code of Administrative Offenses (“violation of the order of organizing or holding mass events”).

The matter is that the activist had posted leaflets with invitations to the People's Assembly, for which he was detained on 6 October and had been kept in the Leninski District Police Department of Brest till the trial.

The Brest Region Procuracy also issued a warning to Uladzimir Vuyek, acting chairman of the Brest region organization of the United Civil Party, a member of the organizing committee of the People's Assembly. In response, the activist wrote a paper to express his disagreement with the warning, which concerned the People's Assembly in Brest, and stated that the assembly was organized in conformity with the Law “On National and Local Assemblies”.