PACE to hear Belarus case
The spring session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe is due to start in Strasbourg today. Among other issues, it will consider a report on the system of criminal justice in Belarus.
It was drawn up by Christos Pourgourides, PACE's Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights Rapporteur. Based on the results of the consideration, PACE will issue a resolution and a number of recommendations.
The draft resolution expresses ‘deep concern in connection with politically motivated abuses in the justice system, which still occur in Belarus’, and calls upon Belarusian authorities to stop criminal persecution for social activity in Belarus.