Tamara Siarhei: “I'm waiting for another provocation”

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Lawyer Tamara Siarhei

Lawyer Tamara Siarhei

On 10 October the Minsk City Court considered the cassation appeal of Tamara Siarhei against the verdict of the Tsentralny District Court of Minsk, which upheld and justified the official warning about criminal responsibility for organizing the activities of unregistered public associations,issued to her by the General Prosecutor's Office.

Having returned from the conference room, tThe judicial board of the Minsk City Court, consisting of Minsk city of its head Volha Ramasheuskaya, Alena Prudnikava and Katsiaryna Yakutovich, didn't announce its decision, but postponed the trial to 24 October, referring to the need to request from the General Prosecutor Office the materials which served as the basis for the warning.

"I believe that the court gave the General Prosecutor's Office another chance and do not rule out the possibility of another provocation on the part of the review institution,” stated Tamara Siarhei.

In her appeal the lawyer presented evidence that Judge of the Tsentralny District Court Ivan Maiseichyk switched the subject of evidence, deprived her of the opportunity to present evidence and the General Prosecutor's Office defended its position by means of false and fraudulent evidence.

In particular, a representative of the Prosecutor General's Office presented as evidence a copy of the hybrid mail which had been allegedly sent by Tamara Siarhei.

“However, my signature is missing on this document. Moreover, according to the official seal of the post office, the letter was sent on 10 July 2012 at 4.16 p.m. and received on 9 July 2012 according to the seal of the Administration of the President of the Republic of Belarus. This evidence can cause just one question: does the time run backwards for the officials of the Administration of the President of the Republic of Belarus or the Office of the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Belarus?", argued Tamara Siarhei.