$300 fine for Freedom Day action

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Minsk Soviet
District Court has fined him for 2 million 200 thousand roubles. Yan Melnikau took a white-red-white
flag and congratulated passers-by on the anniversary of the creation of the BNR
– March 25, 1918.  He did it in Yakub
Kolas Square on Freedom Day.

Judge Aksana Relyayeva did not satisfy the activist’s
appeal to conduct the hearing in Belarusian, Radio Liberty notes.