Krupki district court found artist Ales Pushkin guilty of disobedience to the police’s orders and and violating rules of holding mass events (Art. 23.34 and 23.4 of the Administrative Code). On June 6, the man was spotted carrying posters against the Russian imperialism.
On the 220th anniversary of the birth of the Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, his Belarusian namesake brought posters ‘Achtung Russia!’ and ‘Bloodymir!’ with the image of Putin to the local shop. He also brought there posters ‘Stop Russian agression on Europe’, ‘Russia – war!’ and ‘Belarus – to NATO’ as well as the flag of the North Atlantic Alliance. Half an hour after the start of the performance, a security guard came out to the Belarusian artist. He then called the police, who detained Ales Pushkin using force.
On June 10, the court imposed a fine of 204 Belarusian rubles ($100) on Ales Pushkin.