Mahiliou: fine to activist of Movement “For Freedom!”

2011 2011-10-13T18:06:37+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Yauhen Makuta was fined 17,500 rubles for posting leaflets with the call to take part in a silent protest action held by “Revolution through Social Networks”. He had been detained for it on 21 September.

According to the activist, after his detention he signed a police report, in which it was stated that he would be tried on 6 October. But on 5 October he received a registered letter, which contained a court verdict, dated 26 September, according to which he was fined 17,500 rubles for violation of the urban maintenance rules (Article 21.14, part 2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses).

Yauhen Makuta is going to appeal against the trial in absentia and unlawful fine.