Novopolotsk: for attempting to withdraw deputies — heavy fines

According to the court, for violation of the Electoral Code Valery Shevchenko fined 1050000 Igor Sukhorukov — 900 000 Anton Yasinovich — 750 000 (respectively 35, 30 and 25 basic units).
Administrative prosecution of activists have been after, they collected 3020 signatures of people for a review of the MPs of Novopolotsk who voted for cancellation of benefits. For all this they did not fulfill the legal requirements of the Electoral Code that until such reviews.
During the trial the activists claimed that the signatures are not legally binding and that they want first to draw attention authorities on the disastrous state of poor people, who were deprived of benefits.
But the tribunal did not take such statements into consideration.
Tribunal over public activists Novapolatsk, 25.09.2007

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