22 May 2015, Friday, 11:31

5-million fine for prayer

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The court of Minsk's Maskouski district fined businessman Alyaksandr Makayeu 50 base penalty units.

He was found guilty of holding an unsanctioned rally in the village of Hrozava on December 1 on the anniversary of the Slutsk Uprising. Alyaksandr Makayeu has to pay a fine of 5 million rubles, Radio Svaboda reports.

The opposition activist said at the trial that commemoration of the heroes of the Slutsk Uprising was not a rally. Witnesses said at the trial people had prayed and sung, but no one had chanted slogans.

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