Mahiliou court issues invalid answers

2013 2013-01-17T15:07:08+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

According to independent trade union activist Aliaksei Paulouski, the response issued by Mahiliou Leninski District Court to his appeal is legally invalid, as it has no registration code and the date of issuance.

Considering this, the trade union activist submitted a complaint to head of the Chief Department of Justice of Mahiliou regional executive committee and Chairman of Mahiliou Regional Court.

In his statement, in particular, Aliaksei Paulouski asks to cancel the decision by the Court’s Chair Mrs. Kuzhaleva to deny compensation of overly paid state fees of 450,000 rubles. He also demands to return the money, and also to instruct all the employees of the Court of Leninski District of Mahiliou in order to prevent similar violations in future.

Human rights defender Barys Bukhel says that the responses issued by government agencies abound in such mistakes.

"Such errors are not admissible for government agencies, especially for the Chairman of a court. Similar mistakes were made by the KGB in the case of civil activist Aleh Aksionau. One of the papers in the case was signed by an unknown deputy of Head of the Mahiliou KGB. Later, they sent the required documents to court in a cover letter without a registration number. All this is evidence that officials do not respect the law,” says Barys Bukhel.

According to the human rights defender, such documents are not legally binding, and the courts have no right to refer to them.

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