Activist seeks compensation for unlawful detention in Salihorsk

2015 2015-01-19T16:47:29+0300 2015-01-19T16:47:29+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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Uladzimir Lemesh

Uladzimir Lemesh

In early January, the Salihorsk District Court reheard the case of local activist of the European Belarus movement Uladzimir Lemesh. As a result, the Court dismissed the case “for lack of evidence”. Now the opposition activist is going to recover funds for previously paid fine and hopes to receive compensation for the days spent in temporary detention.

“In the nearest days, I will receive the motivating part to the decision of the Court of Salihorsk district about my innocence. After receiving it I will send an application for reimbursement of the fine and compensation for my detention in custody. Given the recent devaluation, I will require indexing of these funds. I also hope to get compensation for the moral damage caused to me by unlawful detention in custody,” said Uladzimir Lemesh.

However, it is yet early to speak about the final victory of the activist. The court’s decision may be appealed to the Minsk Regional Court by the chiefs of the police department or the Prosecutor’s Office. If that happens, Uladzimir Lemesh will face a long litigation.