Updated at 11:59,21-05-2018

Shulhan and Kanavalchyk released, fined for Br5.4 million each


The potential presidential candidate was detained near the CEC on July 17.

Minsk Maskouski District Court considered the case of presidential contender Yury Shulhan on July 20. Judge Tatstsyana Matyl fined him for Br5.4 million for swearing, Radio Liberty reports.

Shulhan was detained near the CEC on July 17, Euroradio reported. He was going to bring the registration documents there. However, the security guards would not let him in they thought that he was tipsy. He was detained together with head of his initiative group Paulyuk Kanavalchyk. They stayed in jail until Monday.

According to the expertise, Kanavachuks blood-alcohol content was 1.8 and Shulhans 0.8 . Shulhan is going to appeal the sentence.

Kanavalchyk stood trial later. He was also fined for searing Br5.4 million.