Vitsebsk: trial for “insubordination to police”

2011 2011-10-13T18:05:21+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 October the Vitsebsk District Court started trying Valery Staurou, charged under Article 23.4 of the Code of Administrative Offenses, “insubordination to lawful demands of police officer”.

The trial was initiated by the police after Mr. Staurou refused to be fingerprinted several times. The defendant states that he didn't violate any laws, as he is not liable for military services, that's why the law on dactylography doesn't concern him.