ON 5 SEPTEMBER COURT TO HEAR LIQUIDATION CASE OF “LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO PUBLIC”
Minsk city court will start the hearing on the suit of the Justice Ministry at 10 a.m. on September 5. Judge Zhupikava is to preside the hearing.
On 2 August the Public association “Legal Assistance to Citizens’ was informed about the beginning of the liquidation procedures. The organization is persecuted for its human rights activities and assistance to people with low income.
“Legal Assistance to Citizens” is one of the biggest human rights organizations in Belarus. Since 1998 it has give juridical support to 4 000 people with low income. During the last three years it actively represented interests of disabled people, war veterans, single mothers, under aged and unemployed persons at trials.
The organization became even more popular due to participation of its representatives in the cases of the missing ex-Minister of Internal Affairs Yury Zakharanka, vice-speaker of the Supreme Soviet Viktar Hanchar, businessman Anatol Krasowski and the ORT cameraman Zmitser Zavadski, as well as in the case of mass death at the pedestrian underground crossing of “Niamiha” subway station as the result of the police negligence.
Information Department of the Human Rights Center "Viasna"