Mahileu inhabitant Yury Novikau fined for 4 million roubles


The activist stood trial for dissemination
of materials aimed at preparation of the observers. Judge Aksana Ratnikava
considered that the brochures, copybooks for observers and informational
materials transported by Novikau in his car were mass media and should have
been covered by the law "On Media".

disagrees with the court decision and is going to claim it in the higher court

us remind you, traffic policemen stopped the activist's car on August 23. They
suggested that he should come to the district police department for
clarification of the situation. They found literature dedicated to the
elections observation in the trunk, and confiscated it.