Distributor of "Vitebskiy Kuryer" gets fined

2012 2012-06-11T17:15:30+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en https://spring96.org/files/images/sources/vk3.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 6 June the Kastrychnitski District Court of Vitsebsk considered an administrative case against Siarhei Kandakou. He was tried on the basis of a police report, drawn up on 2 May, when the police confiscated 18 copies of the "Vitebskiy Kuryer" he intended to throw into postboxes.

Judge Ina Hrabouskaya found the newspaper distributor guilty of violating Article 22.9, part 2 of the Code of Adminsitrative Violations, "unlawful distribution of mass media" and sentenced him to a fine of 2 million rubles (about $245), which is quite a considerable sum for a disabled man, who gets just 650,000 rubles of pension a month.

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