Mahiliou police turn down complaint by protester

2011 2011-10-25T13:04:32+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Chief of Mahiliou Kastrychnitski District Department of Internal Affairs has dismissed a complaint by local activist Yauhen Makuta against a fine for involvement in a “silent protest” on 21 September. The official reply says the policemen’s actions were lawful.   

Yauhen Makuta was fined BYR 17,500 for distributing leaflets advertizing a “silent protest”. However, the verdict was pronounced in absentia, as the activist did not receive a court summons.

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