Mahiliou Court confirms KGB’s supervision over BCD activist

2012 2012-12-19T18:44:50+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Judge Yurchanka of Mahiliou Leninski District Court dismissed yesterday a complaint lodged by the activist of the organizing committee of the party "Belarusian Christian Democracy" Aleh Aksionau against local KGB department.

The Judge ruled that the KGB acted within the law when establishing a preventive supervision over the BCD activist and its actions comply with its direct functions within its jurisdiction.

Aleh Aksionau disagrees with the Judge's decision and is going to appeal it at Mahiliou Regional Court within the next 10 days.

Human rights activist Barys Bukhel notes that the KGB in its work goes beyond its jurisdiction. The court also ignored the statement by Aksionau that Art. 193-1 of the Criminal Code is unconstitutional and contrary to the requirements of the Criminal Code itself. That is, the criminal responsibility under Art. 193-1 is provided for the fact of activity on behalf of an unregistered organization, not for dangerous acts and socially dangerous consequences, as provided by Art.3 Par. 5 of the Criminal Code, which is called "the principles of criminal law and criminal liability”.

“This is an unreasonable and unlawful judgment, we're going to appeal against the order," says the human rights defender.