Minsk Tsentralny Police Department ‘Loses’ Jaroslaw Lukasik’s Complaint

2007 2007-06-21T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

According to the informational center Evangelic Belarus

The complaint of the Evangelic priest Jaroslaw Lukasik against his deportation from Belarus and five-year entry ban has been lost at Tsentralny police department of Minsk. According to the new Administrative Code, complaints against rulings of state bodies are to be passed to court through these bodies.

From all the documents which were passed for appealing the deportation notice Tsentralny court of Minsk received only the administrative report which was composed against Lukasik on 27 May for ‘participation in unauthorized liturgy in the capacity of preacher’. The complaint, the copy of the deportation letter and other documents ‘have been lost’. These documents were passed to the police on 4 June 2007, which was put into the register.

On 18 June Lukasik’s wife applied to the chancellery of Tsentralny court, but was told that no complaints had been passed to the court and she should apply to Tsentralny police department.

On 18 June the lawyer Siarhei Lukanin asked this question to the head of Tsentralny police department V.Siniakou (who had signed the deportation letter). The official answered: ‘The incident is over, what else do you want?!’ The matter is that people can appeal deportation during the five days after its issue. Natallia Lukasik intends to get the documents ‘found’ at the police so that the court can consider her husband’s complaint.