24 March 2019, Sunday, 8:59
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Dzmitry Paliyenka Fined For $460


Unknown people delivered the activist to the court.

Former political prisoner Dzmitry Paliyenka has been fined for $ 460 today, by the Zavodzki district court of Minsk. Unknown people took the activist from the apartment and delivered him to the court.

Yesterday morning, Dzmitry Paliyenka was detained at the police station on Anharskaya Street in Minsk, where he had been summoned earlier. The activist was delivered to the Zavodzki district police department, the police intended to take him to the court but released in four hours without any explanations.

Dzmitry Paliyenka was released from prison on October 24, and is supposed to come to the Zavodzki district police department almost every day to listen to the lectures, related to employment issues. The ex-political prisoner attended several such lectures, but then refused to do it any longer by principle.

In his appeal to the prosecutor’s office, the activist noted that the actions of the police officers were illegal, no one has a right to force him to work. Daily calls to the mentioned lectures can also be regarded as groundless control and violation of rights and freedoms.

“The first trial has not yet ended, but they have already sent me a subpoena to the second one,” Dzmitry posted in the social networks. “I have already declared my attitude to these lectures, why I don’t go there and have no intention to attend them further on. I will not dance to the tune of those who had thrown me behind bars, I will not be a fish on the rod.”

Dzmitry Paliyenka added that the protocol against him was compiled under Article 23.4 (“disobedience to a legal demand of a police officer”).