Baranavichy: Mikalai Charnavus is not returned his disability certificate for more than ten days already

2014 2014-07-14T19:29:26+0300 2014-07-14T19:31:24+0300 en http://spring96.org/files/images/sources/charnavus-pasvedchanne.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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Entrepreneur Mikalai Charnavus

Entrepreneur Mikalai Charnavus

Civil society activist Mikalai Charnavus has been trying to get the police return him the disability certificate of the II-nd group, seized by police major Aliaksei Hetsman July 2, in the process of drawing up a violation report  under Part 3 of Article 23.34 of the Code of Administrative Offences.

Mikalai Charnavus filed an appeal to the city prosecutor, requiring the prosecutor's response to the actions of the police officers. He asks the prosecutor to oblige the Baranavichy City Police Department to immediately return his disability certificate, which he needs to purchase medicines at a discounted price and travel on public transport.

Baranavichy Inter-district Prosecutor's Office didn't find any violations in this case and informed the applicant that in accordance with Art. 173 of the Criminal Procedure Code the police have the right to verify the authenticity of a document for up to ten days.

“However, today is already the 12th day since the disability certificate has been seized from me. It hasn't been returned still,” says the activist. Mr. Charnavus is convinced that the officials create artificial obstacles for him and specifically draw in bureaucratic red tape to hinder his socio-political activity.

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