Editor of Beshankovichy weekly appeals fine

2012 2012-01-24T11:38:08+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en https://spring96.org/files/images/sources/stankevich.gif The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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Heorhi Stankevich

Heorhi Stankevich

Heorhi Stankevich, editor-in-chief of Beshankovichy independent newspaper Kryvinka is appealing a 1.4 mln. fine handed down by local court for alleged illegal distribution back on 6 January.

In his appeal, Mr. Stankevich is urging Vitsebsk Regional Court to reverse the court ruling, as Judge Volha Belavus denied the journalists his right to legal protection. As a result, Mr. Stankevich left the courtroom in protest and the verdict was pronounced in his absence.