Nina Bahinskaya gets fined 2,5 million rubles

2013 2013-04-10T16:44:05+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Nina Bahinskaya

Nina Bahinskaya

On 10 April Maskouski District Court of Minsk considered a civil case against Nima Bahinskaya. Nina Bahinskaya was detained on Freedom Day, 25 March, for a prayer under a white-red-white flag near St. Symon and Alena church in Minsk. This is the traditional prayer, held by the relatives of political prisoners and civil activists near the monument of archangel Michael.

When the woman unfurled a white-red-white flag, she was approached by the police who detained her and took to Maskouski District Police Department. There they took away the flag and her passport and let her go home.

On 26 March at 10 a.m. Nina Bahinskaya came to Maskouski DPD where she was to have been returned her passport. However, instead of it she was given charges under Article 23.34 of the Code of Administrative Offenses, "violation of the rules of organizing and holding mass events".

She was taken to court, but lost consciousness and was taken to hospital #5 by ambulance.

10 April hearing started at 10 a.m. Nina Bahinskaya came to the trial in a T-shirt with the slogan "Freedom to Bialiatski". The judge sentenced her to a fine of 2,5 million rubles.