Minsk City Court to examine video evidence in ex-presidential contender’s disorderly conduct case

2015 2015-08-20T13:31:40+0300 2015-08-20T13:31:40+0300 en http://spring96.org/files/images/sources/konovalchyk.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Pavel Kanavalchyk

Pavel Kanavalchyk

The Minsk City Court heard yesterday a complaint against a fine imposed on presidential contender Yury Shulhan together with his associate Pavel Kanavalchyk after they were detained outside the building of the Central Election Commission on July 17.

The incident had many inconsistencies, but on July 20 Judge Tatsiana Matyl sentenced Pavel Kanavalchyk to a fine of 3.6 mln rubles.

On August 18, Judge Valery Kamisarau granted the request to screen video footage recorded by a camera installed in the foyer of the Maskoŭski district police department. According to P. Kanavalchyk, the video clearly shows that neither he nor Yury Shulhan committed an offense under Art. 17.1 of the Administrative Code, “disorderly conduct”, as it was argued in a police report. The court will also make a request to the detention center about the intoxication examination, as the results recorded during the arrest and those documented at the detention center differ by 6 times.

The trial was adjourned and a rehearing will be assigned.

слухаць Радыё рацыя Міжнародная федэрацыя правоў чалавека Беларуская Інтэрнэт-Бібліятэка КАМУНІКАТ Грамадзкі вэб-архіў ВЫТОКІ Антидискриминационный центр АДЦ 'Мемориал' Prava-BY.info Беларускі Праўны Партал Межрегиональная правозащитная группа - Воронеж/Черноземье
Московская Хельсинкская группа
Молодежное Правозащитное Движение
amnesty international