700,000 fine — for a sanctioned picket

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Glubokskiy district court fined activist Yaroslav Bernikovich for violating the law on mass events during picketing permitted by the authorities. The picket was held March 19 at the sign of solidarity with political prisoners — members of the protest against the results of the presidential election.
 
Jaroslav Bernikovich was fined as the organizer of the picket on the second part of Article 23.34 of the Code of Administrative Offences. District Court Judge Gluboksky Stanislav Trapuk activist fined 20 basic units, representing 700,000 Belarusian rubles.
 
In the court considered a police report made by Yaroslav Bernikovich April 27 — more than a month after the rally of solidarity with political prisoners. The police have shown an activist statement on behalf of the Chairman of the Executive Committee Oleg Morhata, in which he asks the police to give a legal assessment of the actions of the organizers, during which "used not specified in the application propaganda materials" that picket line "was established tent" and that the action was over at 10 minutes later than had been agreed. "
 
By Yaroslav Bernikovich, the judge ignored his remark that he did not sign a statement Oleg Morhatu and someone else, and that the chairman of the executive committee at the picket was not present, but from the beginning to the end of the campaign for the protesters watched the district head of the ideological department Mikhail Cerenkov.
 
"Ideology" was present from the beginning to the end, with him was counsel executive committee, but no comment because we do not do. And what about the tent — yes, Mr. Cherepkovskaya even laughed, we slowly put his … Then, sleet, and we decided to put up a tent, that was where to hide the participants and make propaganda materials, which we handed out "- said Jaroslav Bernikovich.
 
Setting the tent was considered a violation for which the organizer and punished only in the Vitebsk region authorized picket of solidarity with political prisoners.

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