Two must appear in court after throwing stones at Russia

Border station Storskog RussiaKIRKENES.Border station Storskog Boris Gleb on the border between Norway and Russia. Photo : Cornelius Poppe / NTB scanpix

Two men who were arrested after throwing stones from Norway and across the border into Russia, refused to pay the fine and now must appear in court.

A total of four persons were detained when they stood and threw stones at their neighbouring country in August.

– Two persons have accepted the imposed fine, but have not accepted the amount of the fine.

NRK news reports that according to Police Attorney Eve Remmen from Finmark Police Department, the case has been forwarded to the Øst Finnmark Court, who will decide the amount of the fine. The two persons received a fine of NOK 8,000 each.

One of the four persons was under 15 and the case against him was dismissed. Police have not heard back from the last person about their fine.

The four Norwegians reside in Finland and throwing stones across the border is a violation of the Riksgrenseloven (National Border Law).

The fine is related to the “Offensive behaviour at the border, targeting the adjacent country or its authorities”, as stated in the National Border Law.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today