On 10 December Tatsiana Shauchenka, Judge of the Navabelitski District Court of Homel, fined a member of the United Civil Party, Uladzimir Shytsikau, 2.6 million belarusian rubles (280 $).
In court Mr. Shytsikau said that the criminal is the power that haunts people who commemorate the victims of Stalinist repression. However, the judge ignored his emotional speech.
As a result, Uladzimir Shytsikau was found guilty of organizing an unsanctioned street procession.
On 3 November Homel democratic activists commemorated the victims of Stalinist repression at the 9th kilometer of the highway to Chernihiv. They laid and flowers to the memorial cross with a sign: “One of the places of mass executions of victims of the Bolshevik dictatorship in 1919-1940″...Read More