Baranavichy: Mikalai Charnavus gets fined by court

2012 2012-02-10T17:37:21+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 10 February the Baranavichy City Court considered administrative case against the head of the steering committee of the Ukrainian diaspora association “Kobzar”, Mikalai Charnavus. Judge Stanislau Pivavarau summoned to the trial a representative of the Baranavichy City Executive Committee Siarhei Piatsihorau and police major Vital Dabrachynski.

They stated that Mr. Charnavus had violated Article 23.39 of the Administrative Code, “arbitrary rule”, by signing his letter to the executive committee as the head of the civil association “Kabzar” which is not registered with the state.

As a result, Mikalai Charnavus was found guilty and sentenced to pay 70,000 rubles (about $9). The defendant intends to appeal the court verdict at the Brest Regional Court.

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