Another claim sent to UN HR Committee
According to human rights activist Raman Kisliak, BPF member Siarhei Lazenka has filed an individual claim to the UN Human Rights Committee. The activist was detained on 19 August 2007 during an open session of BPF Brest regional office. Lazenka was charged with organizing an unauthorized meeting and fined 70,000 roubles. Lazenka tried to appeal against the decision; however, the verdict was reaffirmed by a number of higher courts.
In his address, Lazenka says that he considers the detention and the verdict illegal, since he was detained at an official session of BPF Brest regional office. Lazenka is the first out of 28 detained participants to send his claim to the UN Human Rights Committee.