Ryhor Hryk, leader of the Baranavičy office of the independent trade union of radio electronic industry, filed today a complaint in the Baranavičy District and City Court to challenge a ban imposed by the city executive committee on a picket scheduled for May 1.
Deputy Chair of the Salihorsk District Court Ala Trafimchuk has dismissed the suit of local activist of the European Belarus opposition movement Uladzimir Lemesh asking to compensate for non-pecuniary damage caused to him by the department of internal affairs of the Salihorsk district executive committee.
Aliaksei Zhalnou, the son of a blogger Aleh Zhalnou, has received an official response from the Supreme Court signed by Valery Kalinkovich, deputy chairman of the court. Aliaksei Zhalnou sought to overturn the sentence imposed by Judge Yuliya Beraziuk of the Babrujsk Court, who sentenced him to three years in an open-type penal colony.
On April 24, the Centraĺny District Court of Homieĺ considered administrative charges brought against freelance journalists Natallia Kryvashei and Kanstantsin Zhukouski. As a result, they were found guilty of violating Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code (illegal manufacturing of media products) and punished by a fine of 5.4 million each (30 basic units). For Kanstantsin Zhukouski, it was the second fine on the same charges in April.
“Last year thousands of people died who should not have died, primarily in the Mediterranean Sea and in eastern Ukraine. They should not have died in a Europe that prides itself on being a space where the rule of law and democracy prevails, on a continent that claims to have drawn lessons from its own bloody and violent history,” said yesterday Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, while presenting his annual activity report.
Aliaksandra Vasilevich, head of the Hrodna regional office of the United Civil Party, has received a negative decision from Chairman of the Hrodna Regional Court in a continued challenge against the penalty imposed on her by the Svislač District Court on 16 December 2014.