Paliakova’s case dismissed
Minsk Regional Court panel of judges have dismissed the case of Yana Paliakova due to her death. The claim was lodged by Paliakova’s lawyer Mariana Siameshka.
State Prosecutor Rusakovich is against the repeal of the sentence. He thinks that the case can only be dismissed due to the death of the convict.
According to Ms.Siameshka, the decision does not stand for rehabilitation, but is only a repeal of the sentence due to the inability to execute the verdict.
The lawyer of Yana Paliakova, a human rights activist who committed suicide on 7 March after she was found guilty of ‘false denunciation’ and sentenced to 2.5 years of prison, say they are going to appeal the decision at a higher authority.