Ministry of Justice recognizes actions of Salihorsk District Court as unlawful

2013 2013-05-13T15:37:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The Ministry of Justice took the side of the "Young Front" activist Andrei Tychyna in his long-standing dispute with the Salihorsk District Court.

Bear in mind that in July 2012 he applied to the Minsk Regional Court with a cassation appeal against the verdict of the Salihorsk District Court which confirmed the legality of the ban on a bicycle rally, issued by the Salihorsk District Executive Committee.

It took the activist six months to receive a copy of the ruling of the Minsk Regional Court. He decided not to leave the unlawful actions of the judicial system without a due reaction and filed a complaint to the Ministry of Justice, which held a check-up and found that the copy of the required process document hadn't been filed to him in the due time, by which the instruction on office work was violated.

However, the responsible official – archivist A. Kryvulka, wasn't punished as she "doesn't work at the mentioned position now". On the other hand, the Main Justice Board pointed the head of the Salihorsk District Court Natallia Haladok at the necessity "to strictly abide by the demands of the instruction by court officers and not admit analogical violations in the future work".

The Ministry of Justice also reacted to the incompetence of the answer of the main specialist of the department of the organization of court activities T. Makouskaya to Mr. Tychyna and demanded that she pay more attention to the preparation of answers to applicants.