Vice-chairman of Supreme Economic Court gives no substantial answer to appeal of Protestant church

2010 2010-01-12T22:01:12+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 29 December New Life, a Church of the Religious Association of Communities of Full Evangel Christians,  appealed against the verdict of the Supreme Economic Court of 13 January 2009 on dismissing its lawsuit against the Minsk city executive committee. In its appeal, addressed to Vasil Dzemidovich, first vice-chairman of the Supreme Economic Court, the church asked him to appeal against the SEC verdict in its Presidium, and solicited for suspension of implementation of the SEC ruling of 13 January and the ruling of the Economic Court of Minsk of 7 October 2009 on eviction of the church from the building in Kavaliou Street, 72.

On 12 January the religious community received Dzemidovich’s ruling in which he denied to suspend the implementation of the court rulings. At the same time, according to lawyer Siarhei Lukanin, nothing is said about dismissal or granting the requirement on appealing against the SEC decision at its presidium. ‘From the text of the answer it follows that this question hasn’t been solved so far’, said Mr. Lukanin.