Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Belarusian journalist fined for shooting officials.

Belarusian journalist Ales Lyubenchuk was fined 770 thousand rubles (about 270 dollars), after tried to remove the video officials. Reported "Charter'97" referring to the press service of the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ). Pervomaisky district court of Minsk, which tried the case, acknowledged Lyubenchuka guilty of "disturbing public order and the disobedience of militia."
The incident involving a journalist and a "man in civilian clothes" occurred April 16 at the courthouse Pervomaisky area. On that day they tried the case Dmitri Fedoruk - an activist of the opposition Young Front ", which recently called on the army. The legitimacy of opposition is contesting the appeal in court: Fedoruk, in particular, refused to pass medical board, but he was fit for military service, in part revealed that it needed an operation in relation to varicose veins.
After the court on 16 April Lyubenchuk got interviews with Fedoruk. There is still a few people: friends and opposition journalists. They noticed that an unidentified man, refused to provide, was to withdraw the proceedings on video. The issues he ignored the present. Then Lyubenchuk, in turn, was to withdraw its cell stranger. "He zanervnichal, ran to us, and pushed the lens, get out of his pocket walkie-talkie, has become something to it" - says the journalist.
Lyubenchuk soon left the court building, but a stranger, which is now accompanied by a police officer, caught up with him at the entrance. A police officer told reporters that he was arrested for disturbing public order. Lyubenchuka until the next morning was kept in police custody. According to him, his opponent (in the protocol, it appeared as K. Harlan) presented policemen KGB officer.

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