Supreme Court Reverses Verdict for 15-day Imprisonment of Tadevush Havin

2005 2005-11-14T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The founder of the Union of Poles in Belarus Tadevush Havin received the ruling of the Supreme Court of Belarus of 8 November where it is stated that Sukala V.A., chair of the Supreme Court, has considered the materials of the administrative case against Havin T.F. and on 3 November annulled the verdict of Hrodna Kastrychnitski Borough Court of 12 August according to which Mr. Havin was found guilty in violation of Article #259 of the Code of Administrative Violations (small disorderly conduct) and was punished with 15 days of jail.

This case is related to the circumstances, when Tadevush Havin, while already being under arrest, was accused in beating his cell-mate and received 15 more days of jail, illegally, as it was found by the Supreme Court. Tadevush Havin, who spent a month in jail, is indignant at the lawlessness of the authorities and believes the guilty must be punished for their actions. He intends to sue the judge of Hrodna Kastrychnitski Borough Court and demand compensation.