Minsk court fines opposition leaders Anatol Liabedzka and Viachaslau Siuchyk

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Anatol Liabedzka. Photo: svaboda.org

Anatol Liabedzka. Photo: svaboda.org

The Court of Minsk’s Centraĺny district heard today the administrative charges brought against Anatol Liabedzka, leader of the United Civil Party, and opposition politician Viachaslau Siuchyk.

Anatol Liabedzka was accused of violating the order of organizing or holding mass events (Article 23.34 of the Administrative Code) for participation in a rally in memory of the victims of Stalinist repression outside the KGB building on October 29.

As a result, the UCP leader has been sentenced to a fine of 9 mln rubles.

The same court considered today the administrative case of opposition activist Viachaslau Siuchyk. He has been fined 10.8 mln rubles. The activist was convicted of being involved in an unsanctioned rally on October 4: a protest against the Russian military base in Belarus held in Minsk’s Freedom Square. He was also charged with profanity, namely chanting an offensive slogan against Russian President Vladimir Putin.