Former political prisoner Mauchnau fined
12:47, — Politics
Aliaksandr Mauchanau was fined for violating the rules of preventive supervision.
The former political prisoner wrote it on Facebook.
“Today's trial found me guilty of violating part 1 of article 24.12 of the Code of Administrative Offences (violating the rules of preventive supervision). I admit my guilt of forgetting to visit a police station for registration. The court issued me a fine of six penalty units (780,000 rubles). A trial on extending the term of the preventive supervision will take place tomorrow,” Aliaksandr Mauchanau said.
Aliaksandr Mauchanau was detained in the criminal case over the post-election protests in Barysau on January 6, 2011. He was charged with participating in mass disorders and desecrating the state symbols.
On March 2, 2011, Minsk's Frunzenski district court sentenced Mauchanau to 3 years in a medium security correctional colony. He was sent to colony No. 15 in Mahilou. On September 14, 2011, he was pardoned by Lukashenka.
The second criminal case against Mauchanau was opened. He was arrested in Barysau in November 2011 and thrown into a detention facility. He was accused of stealing scrap metal. He couldn't find a job, because no one wanted to hire him after a prison term. He had to earn a living for his parents on pension by collecting scrap metal. He was sentenced to 18 months in jail on April 9, 2012. He was released in summer 2013.