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Belarusian Activist Fined For Taking Part In Protest

A Minsk court today found a youth activist guilty of taking part in an unsanctioned public gathering in support of jailed activists, RFE/RL's Belarus Service reports.

Andrey Kuzminsky, a member of the Young Belarus movement, was ordered by the court to pay a fine equal to $465.

He and several colleagues were detained for several hours on March 16 near Belarus's Supreme Court while taking part in a public demonstration of solidarity with jailed opposition activists.

Kuzminsky was detained again today and brought to the courtroom for his trial.