Vitsebsk opposition activists appeal fines

2012 2012-02-16T15:52:07+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Vitsebsk opposition activists Tatsiana Seviarynets and Iryna Yaskevich have lodged supervisory appeals against a court ruling sentencing them to fines for alleged violation of Mass Events Code during the arrangement of the so-called People’s Assembly back on 8 October 2011.

The appeals were lodged with chair of Vitsebsk Regional Court after the Court dismissed the ladies’ complaints on 21 December 2011.

Mrs. Seviarynets and Mrs. Yaskevich urge the Court to restore their right to peaceful assembly and free expression, guaranteed by the international treaties ratified by Belarus.