Humiliated activist fined

2011 2011-11-25T12:15:36+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

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.