Anton Yasinovich gets no compensation of moral harm

2009 2009-06-30T18:29:07+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 23 June 2009 Vitsebsk oblast court considered the lawsuit of Navapolatsk activist Anton Yasinovich.

Bear in mind that Mr. Yasinovich was detained in Navapolatsk on 14 September 2007 together with other participants of the cycle race Freedom to Kazulin. The detainees were kept at the police station for more than three hours. Then the head of Vitsebsk city police department issued to them an official warning about the inadmissibility of holding mass actions.

Having read the materials of the check-up in which the groundlessness and unlawfulness of the warning was stated, the court ruled that the activist cannot be given any compensation of the moral harm because the actions of the police were lawful.

Earlier, after numerous complaints Vitsebsk oblast prosecutor’s office confirmed the groundlessness and unlawfulness of the warning in its answer. As a result the warning was abolished.

On 23 December 2008 Anton Yasinovich sued to the court against the police for compensation of the moral harm. The trial lasted for half a year. At first the policemen simply did not come to it. Later they refused the very fact of detention and warning. Finally, the trial took place, but, predictably enough, the activist was left without any compensation.