February 28, 2012
Valiantsin Stefanovich, deputy chair of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” has received copies of court rulings ordering to execute the decision by Minsk Partyzanski District Court of 16 December 2011.
Under the decision, the human rights defender is to pay over 31 mln. belarusian roubles of income tax, 22 mln. of fine and 2 mln. of state duties (total 5300 euros). In case of failure to pay the sum within seven days, the human rights defender may face compulsory measures, including confiscation of property.