Liabedzka fined $400 for picket to support Ukraine
15:12, — Politics
Minsk's Savetski district court found the UCP leader guilty of holding an unsanctioned picket. Judge Yakubouski issued a fine of 30 penalty units to the politician, Viasna human rights centre reports.
The picket “For fair election” was carried out at Kamaraouski Market in Minsk on March 2. It was held by activists of the United Civil Party (UCP) and Young Belarus to show their solidarity with Ukraine. The activists applied to the authorities for permission to organise the picket, but the police found the action illegal and presented charged to the UCP leader.
Anatol Liabedzka thinks it “again proves the absence of 'elections' in the country”.
“It is a reaction to the United Civil Party's statement criticising the authorities,” Anatol Liabedzka said. “Police came to all pickets with my participation in Hrodna, Brest and Minsk. The trial is another proof.”
UCP activists from Brest are to stand trial today for holding an unsanctioned picket.
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