Supreme Court finds no grounds for appeal to the Constitutional Court

2015 2015-04-15T15:43:55+0300 2015-05-12T18:46:16+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Pavel Sialiun

Pavel Sialiun

Tamara Sialiun has received a response from the Supreme Court, where he applied with the request to initiate a proposal to the Constitutional Court to amend Article 175 of the Criminal Code.

In the response, Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Court V. Kalinkovich noted that the Supreme Court considered the appeal of the mother of Pavel Sialiun within his powers and sees no reasons to appeal to the Constitutional Court.

Let us remind that earlier the Leninski District Court of Hrodnarefused to institute civil proceedings against the Department of Corrections Ministry of Interior, who had been sent the prison robe which her son had been wearing prior to the execution. The Constitutional Court also argued that Tamara Sialiun needed to appealed to the state agencies in order to get such a proposal initiated. After this, the woman appealed to all subjects who had such a right: the President of the Republic of Belarus, the House of Representatives and the Council of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus, the Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus and the Council of Ministers.

Paul Sialiun was sentenced to death, and executed on April 18, 2014. About a month later his mother Tamara Sialiun received by mail her prison robe, in which he was awaiting execution. In addition, she was not informed about the time and place of her burial, and wasn't issued his budy for burial.