Liabedzka: Independent judges extinct (video)

After being penalized by court Anatol Liabedzka, leader of the United Civic Party, announced his intention to continue advocating for car tax abolition and the resignation of the government.

‘A judge in belarus ia a hostage of the deceitful system who gave birth to those who is able to lie,’ the politician says.

Mr Liabedzka was Blr 5,850,000 fined (appr. $600). The protocol states that Mr Liabedzka ‘held an unsanctioned meeting aiming at collecting signatures’.

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(English subs)

On January, 12 two opposition politicians, Anatol Liabedzka and Viktar Karniayenka, co-chairman of the Campaign for Fair Elections, spent about an hour in Yakub Kolas Square, asked passers-by to sign the petition and managed to collect about 100 signatures.

The annual tax is to be collected from all owners of motor vehicles, including both legal entities and private individuals. The tax would range from three to 25 times the Base Rate (currently 130,000 rubels or $14) depending on the weight and type of the vehicle and on whether the owner is a private individual or a legal entity.

Three protest actions ‘Stop Car Tax’ were announced; only the first one took place. The rest were thwarted by the authorities.

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