Updated at 14:13,22-06-2018

Kobryn's minor resident punished for laying flowers for Kalinouski


Minor Anton Mekh received a warning for laying flowers to the monument of Kalinouski rebels.

He takes his studies in Poland, and his father Aliaksandr Mekh, a public activist, was present under the power of attorney at the meeting of the Administrative Commission for Juvenile Affairs. Aliaksandr Kananchuk, the Deputy Chairperson of the Commission, threatened that in case of deviation of Anton Mekh from the administrative process it would be ordered to detain him on the border after leaving for Poland from holidays, the site of Viasna Human Rights Center reports.

Yury Sadouski and Dzianis Paulyuchenia, police officers and witnesses from Svislach, were present at the meeting. Video materials, proving an unauthorized mass event in Svislach, were examined. According to Aliaksandr Mekh, the participants in the celebration did not intend to hold mass event, they just walked from one monument to another along the sidewalk.

As a result Anton Mekh was found guilty of committing an administrative offence of participation in an unauthorized mass event and received a warning.

Kobryn District Court obliged Aliksandr Mekh to pay 10 basic units as a fine for an interest in honouring the heroes.