Humiliated activist fined
On 24 November, Mahiliou court fined Belarusian Popular Front activist Andrei Padaliak BYR 525,000 for alleged using of foul language on the previous evening.
“I have been convicted of disorderly conduct, but I do believe I have been punished for the Belarusian language. The Judge ignored my reports on the humiliations I experienced at the police station. They simply claimed that I had been swearing and swaying my hands”, says Andrei Padaliak.