Tax inspection threatens Homel human rights defender with an administrative case

2012 2012-11-02T17:04:20+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Leanid Sudalenka

Leanid Sudalenka

The Savetski District Tax Inspection of Homel sent a letter to the human rights defender Leanid Sudalenka, according to which he is summoned to the inspection for signing a protocol and participation in administrative proceedings. The matter is that earlier the tax inspection had demanded that he presented an income and assets declarations, which he refused to do.

“I am sure it is not the tax inspection's initiative. Moreover, the tax inspection doesn't secure the privacy of the passed information, because after I filed such a declaration in 2008, it was quoted in the press, including “Homelskaya Prauda”, says Mr. Sudalenka.

The human rights defender stated he would not sign any protocols until receiving answers to all his questions. First of all, why the tax inspectors showed so much interest to his person? And where from did the “Homelskaya Prauda” editor took the information about his income?

Leanid Sudalenka has no doubts that the real reasons of the interest of the tax agencies are solely political.