Journalist Shytal fined BYR 105,000

2011 2011-10-17T14:22:35+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Independent journalist Kastus Shytal has been found guilty of “disorderly conduct” on 7 October. He reportedly used foul language after policemen stopped him for a check-up.

Kastus Shytal was detained and had to spend two days in the local pre-trial prison. As a result, Judge Valery Drabysheuski of Miory District Court fined the journalist BYR 105,000.

According to Mr. Shytal, he was detained to prevent him from performing his professional duties during so called “People’s Assembly”.