Court Tries to Exact Money from Viktar Hanchar

2004 2004-04-15T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Savetski Borough Court of Minsk summoned Viktar Hanchar to court as a defendant for non-payment of the fees for public utilities. His wife and son received the same call-ups. It’s interesting that the call-up was filed by the court who found Viktar Hanchar missing in December 2002.

The story with non-payment of the fees for public utilities began on 7 September 2003, the day of Viktar Hanchar’s birthday. There was a fire at the roof of the house where Hanchar’s family lived. As a result, all the wires, wallpaper and the floor were spoiled. The borough administration decided to allow to the local state association on house repair and maintenance to renovate the house and decided to give 1 320 000 rubles for it. However, the money weren’t paid and Zinaida Hanchar had to make repairs at her own cost. That’s why she concluded an oral agreement with the association that she wouldn’t pay the fees for public utilities as compensation. That’s why Zinaida Hanchar didn’t pay them for the last month. When the sum of the non-paid fees reached 414 000 rubles, her husband, son and she were summoned to the trial that is to start on 19 April (though it is a day-off for state bodies).

Zinaida Hanchar is going to visit the court on 17 April together with her advocate Pavel Sapelka. Most probably, they will file counter-claim.