Homel Regional Court Reverses Verdict to Former Judge Siarhei Iarashevich
On 13 December the College Board on Criminal cases of Homel regional court reversed the verdict of Svetlahorsk regional court to punish a former judge Syarhei Iarashevich for insulting judges from Rahachou. On 4 November S.Iarashevich from Zhlobin was sentenced for 2 years of corrective work with paying 20% of salary under the verdict of Svetlahorsk regional court’s judge Natallia Belaichuk.
The reason for criminal action against Iarashevich was his entry in a book of complaints comparing Rahachou judges Uladzimir Salameichuk and Mikalai Rubisau with judges of Stalin era in the year 1937, who are acting according to a principle: give me a person, and I will find a charge against him.
This spring judges from Rahachou in turns were trying a rather complicated criminal case against Syarhei Iarashevich charged with hooliganism and inflicting light bodily injuries to a former policeman from Zhlobin. The policeman had a quarrel with Siarhei Iarashevich. In Rahachou court Iarashevich was fined 3 100 000 rubles. He considered the trial and the verdict to be unfair. Protesting against them he wrote an entry in the complaint book. As a result of that another criminal action and another sentence by Svetlahorsk court followed.
S.Iarashevich told that Rahachou judges ignored his motion, misrepresented statements of a witness, refused to include comments to the court records. ‘I am a lawyer, and I was sentenced because of total lawlessness’, S.Iarashevich said. ‘My entry in a complaint book was an expression of indignation’.
Now the criminal case against S.Iarashevich for insulting Rahachou judges is to be reconsidered again by the court of Savetski borough of Homel.