Supreme Court Upholds Warning to BPF Party
On 25 August the Supreme Court of Belarus left in force the warning that was issued to Belarusian People’s Front by the Ministry of Justice in July 2004 for urges to take part in the action of solidarity with the “Narodnaya Volia” newspaper “Chain of Concerned Readers” that were published by the newspaper on the behalf of the party as a member of the People’s coalition “5+”.
The representative of the Ministry Neanila Fishkina built the accusation on the press publications about the establishment of the unregistered coalition “5+” and several interviews of the head of the BPF Party Vintsuk Viachorka where he spoke on behalf of the coalition.
The interests of the BPF Party were represented by the lawyers Uladzimir Labkovich and Yury Chavusaw.
-- We had no illusions about the results of the trials, -- said Yury Chavusaw.
– In our country there’s no independent court system and court doesn’t work as an independent institution for resolving of controversies, -- said Uladzimir Labkovich.