Brest court turns down complaint by People’s Assembly activist

2011 2011-11-18T12:40:51+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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Viktar Tsiapin

Viktar Tsiapin

Brest Regional Court has dismissed an appeal against a BYR 875,000 fine imposed on Baranavichy organizer of the 8 October People’s Assembly Viktar Tsiapin.

“I was prosecuted for advertising a local assembly in accordance with the Mass Events Code. However, the Code says that it does not cover local assemblies. Therefore, there were no grounds to prosecute me”, says Mr. Tsiapin.