Supreme Economic Court turns down complaint by Baranavichy activist

2012 2012-11-13T19:59:33+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Baranavichy entrepreneur Mikalai Charnavus

Baranavichy entrepreneur Mikalai Charnavus

On November 13 the Supreme Economic Court heard the cassation appeal lodged by Baranavichy businessman Mikalai Charnavus against the administration of the city’s private market. As a result, Judge Kiyenka examined the case in only five minutes and ruled to dismiss the complaint.
For almost a year, entrepreneur and civil activist Mikalai Charnavus has been trying to challenge the election of the Council of individual entrepreneurs at the market – first at regular courts, and now at the economic courts of various levels. In his lawsuits, the activist argued that the Council members were appointed by the administration of the market, not elected by the general meeting of entrepreneurs, as required by law.
“On August 9, the Economic Court of Brest Region dismissed my suit against the administration of Baranavichy private market. Today, on 13 November, the same has been done by the Supreme Economic Court. So now, in accordance with the legislation, I will address chairman of the Supreme Economic Court to prove that the election of the Council members in December 2011 was unfair and illegal,” says Mikalai Charnavus.