Mahiliou: Court Refuses to Punish Police

2007 2007-04-10T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”


Mahiliou Leninski borough court has ruled that the police actions of policemen against public activists Aliaksandr Karaliou, Iryna Kacharava, Aliaksei Paulouski and Iury Darashenka were legal.

Earlier the activists filed a suit against workers of Mahiliou traffic police. On 16 December 2006 they wanted to go Chernihiv via Minsk. 10 kilometers before Bialynichy the traffic policeman Uladzimir Stelmakhau stopped the mini bus where activists were traveling, and referring to invalidity of documents of the driver ordered the people to return to Mahiliou.

The activists charged the police with the attempt to thwart their visit to the statute conference of the Union of Left parties of Belarus. Actions of policemen are considered as violation of constitutional rights by the activists.