20 January 2018, Saturday, 6:08

Case of National Bolshevik Kontush sent for revision


The Minsk city court sent activist Yauheny Kontush's case for revision.

On August 22, judge Viktoria Shabunia from Minsk's Tsentralny district court, issued a fine of 12 penalty units to Yauheny Kontush. He was accused of violating the rules of organising and holding mass events (article 23.34 of the Code of Administrative Offences), Viasna human rights centre reports.

On August 8, the police detained Belarusian members of the National Bolshevik Party who protested against the army conscrition. Yauheny Kontush was among those detained.

The activist filed an appeal against the court decision to the Minsk city court. Judge Valry Kamisarau cancelled the ruling and sent the case for a new hearing in the Tsentralny district court.

Yauheny Kontush was acquitted earlier. He was accused of organising and holding an unsanctioned event, but the Savetski district court ruled his guilt was not proved.