Valyantsin Stefanovich fined for nearly 5 million roubles

Trial against human right defender Valyantsin Stefanovich took place today. He was accused on tax evasion due to inaccuracy. We are speaking about the money transferred to his bank account in Lithuania, which was spent on the needs of the HR center “Viasna”. It is interesting that the human rights defender saw the resolution on his fine before the trial started. According to Stefanovich, they gave it to him for signing together with the protocol on administrative offence. This means, the decision was taken before consideration of the case.

The human rights defender can claim the court's decision within 10 days.