Authorities fill budget at oppositionists' expense

2011 2011-12-15T17:51:28+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Tatsiana Seviarynets, a coordinator of the organizing committee to create the Belarisian Christian Democracy party, appealed against the verdict of the court for holding the People’s Assembly in Vitsebsk.

On 14 December she and Iryna Yaskevich, another organizer of the People’s Assembly, filed an appeal to the Vitsebsk Region Court against the decision of the Kastrychnitski District Court of Vitsebsk, the BCD press service reports.

On 6 December, Judge Inna Hrabouskaya fined Tatsiana Seviarynets 875,000 rubles for organizing an unauthorized mass action. Iryna Yaskevich was fined 770,000 rubles.

“For our state, issuing fines to opposition members is the most reliable way to fill the budget amid crisis,” Tatsiana Seviarynets says.