Kryčaŭ residents continues to seek punishment of policeman for forgery

2015 2015-05-15T16:54:01+0300 2015-05-15T18:08:38+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

May 11, Kryčaŭ resident Mikalai Fedarenka appealed to the prosecutor of Kryčaŭ district, asking to investigate the destruction of the register of visitors of Kryčaŭ District Police Department for 2014 and find out the exact date of its destruction. In case of violations of law and other regulations of the Republic of Belarus on the part of officials of the Kryčaŭ DPD he asks to prosecute them because, according to the order of Minister of Internal Affairs the register of visits is to be kept for three years, and later put in the archive.

Mikalai Fedarenka sent a copy of his appeal by registered mail to the prosecutor of the Mahilioŭ region.

Let us remind that April 17 Mikalai Fedarenka received a reply to his complaint to the police department of the Mahilioŭ Regional Executive Committee concerning illegal activities of a police inspector of the Kryčaŭ DPD, senior lieutenant V. Krautsou, and the letter No. F-1 for March 13, 2015 of the head of the Kryčaŭ DPD A. Svistunou. Acting on the post of chief of law enforcement and prevention of the main police bureau of the Mahilioŭ Regional Executive Committee A. Vasilyeu informed Mr. Fedarenka that the results of the inspection showed that the forgery of explanations by police inspector Krautsou weren't confirmed by anything but Fedarenka's testimony.

"It is impossible to examine the entries of visitors of the Kryčaŭ District Police Department in 2014, as it has been destroyed," wrote A. Vasilyeu. He also stated that Krautsou had put down Fedarenka's explanations in the wrong way by negligence and had been financially punished for it.

Regarding the requirement to make an examination of Mr. Fedorenka's alleged signature under the explanatory note, A. Vasilyeu answered that according to the requirements of the CCP it was within the exclusive competence of the investigating authorities, so his appeal was forwarded to the Kryčaŭ district department of the Investigative Committee.

In response, A. Vasilyeu also wrote that this decision could be appealed to the Ministry of Interior.

After consultation with human rights defenders, Mr. Fedarenka decided to go another way, and first of all appeal to the prosecutor of the Kryčaŭ district. On May 12 he also submitted samples of his handwriting to the Kryčaŭ district department of the Investigative Committee and signed up for on-site appointment with the deputy head of the State Committee of forensic examinations of the Mahilioŭ region, which will be held May 15 in Kryčaŭ.

According to Mikalai Fedarenka, his appeal was registered at the Kryčaŭ district prosecutor's office only after persistent demands from him.

Mikalai Fedarenka complains that lieutenant Krautsou had written a fictitious explanation on a civic case on his behalf on March 22, 2014. This fictitious explanation contains the words “it was properly recorded from my words” and Fedarenka's signature, forged by an unidentified individual. Mr. Fedarenka states he didn't meet with any officers of the Kryčaŭ DPD either on March 22, 2014 or any other day, which can be verified by examining the register of visitors of the Kryčaŭ DPD.

Mikalai Fedarenka also states that the explanatory note, allegedly compiled from his words, contains many inaccuracies which he couldn't provide or undersign. He believes that the actions of the police inspector fall under the Article 427 of the Criminal Code (forgery by a state official).

Earlier, Mikalai Fedarenka had filed a similar complaint to the prosecutor of the Mahilioŭ region, asking him to inspect the indicated violations of the law and hold the police liable under the law, as well as to give him a written response within the statutory time limit. However, the prosecutor of the Mahilioŭ region has redirected his application to the main police bureau of Mahilioŭ Regional Executive Committee, which in turn forwarded it to the head of the Kryčaŭ District Police Department.