Court denied human rights activists and took side of “Sovetskaya Belorussia”
The Minsk City Court dismissed the claim of Halina Yubko, head of the initiative “Women against Lawlessness in Courts and Procuracy” against the newspaper of Lukashenka’s Administration.
The Savetski district court of Minsk dismissed the claim against “Sovetsakaya Belorusia” a month ago, Radio Svaboda reports.
Halina Yubko found offensive the information spread by the newspaper in February about the initiative “Women against Lawlessness in Courts and Procuracy”. The newspaper wrote that women unsatisfied with court judgements allegedly “press courts with tears and cries”. Halina Yubko, found a victim by court, can’t reach a solution of case for some years, said at the trial she “had used only legal means and was seeking the rights guaranteed by the Constitution”.
“The court has demonstrated that not all people are equal before the law,” lawyer Tamara Syarhei said.
Halina Yubko said she would make a supervisory appeal to the Supreme Court. “If I fail there, I will complain to the European institutions, because it is obvious that the Covenant on Civil Rights, signed by Belarus, was violated,” Tamara Syarhei told.