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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Belarus Protester Fined

MOSCOW -- A court fined a top Belarussian opposition leader the equivalent of $840 Thursday for participating in a demonstration against President Alexander Lukashenko.

Mechislav Grib, former speaker of the parliament dissolved by President Alexander Lukashenko, was found guilty by a Minsk court of breaking the restrictions on demonstrations imposed this month and "violating public order during a mass demonstration."

Two policemen testified that Grib led marchers in the March 15 rally, impeding traffic.