Vitsebsk: Taras Surhan receives double penalty

2012 2012-01-04T17:29:23+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

On 31 December 2011 the activist of the “European Belarus” Taras Surhan was summonsed to the Chyhunachny District Police Department of Vitsebsk, allegedly for a “prophylactic talk”. However, he had hardly managed to leave the police station when he was detained by riot police and returned there.

He was charged with urinating in public and spent two days in custody. On 2 January his case was considered by Tsyhankova, Judge of the Chyhunachny District Police Department, who sentenced him to pay a minimal fine, 70,000 rubles (about $9).

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