Baranavichy: court returned the case against Mikhail Charnavus to police

2013 2013-08-02T20:55:33+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 and social activist Mikhail Charnavus received a letter signed by the chairman of the Baranavichy City and District Court, Mikalai Kmita. The official writes that according to the court ruling of 29 July 2013 the administrative case against him was returned to the police so that they could correct the defects in it.

As we have already written, police major Dzmitry Mizger drew up two reports of administrative violation under Article 23.34, part 3 (organization and holding an unauthorized mass event) on Mr. Charnavus, accusing him of organizing rallies of Baranavichy entrepreneurs on 27 June and 1 July 2013.

“These were spontaneous gatherings of entrepreneurs near the city tax inspection and at the cooperative market. At present we aren't confident not only in our situation, but aren't even sure that the state will protect small business according to the new rules of the Customs union. That's why the individual entrepreneurs of Baranavichy held a spontaneous strike. Most probably, police major Dzmitry Mizger allowed many juridical mistakes while drawing the reports, and the court considered it necessary to correct them,” commented Mikalai Charnavus.