Fingerprints for attempt to file petition to Lukashenka

2009 2009-01-28T18:36:42+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

More than 70 women who disagree with decisions of courts in their civil cases and criminal cases of their family members, ask the authorities to stop psychological pressure on them by the regime.

In the address to Alyaksandr Lukashenka of January 27, it is said in particular that according to the Constitution women addressed him many times, and via mass media too, to find protection from lawlessness performed by officers of the court and prosecutors.

“Yet we received only formal replies of Your administration’s officials. That is why our rights haven’t been restored yet,” the address reads. It is also stressed there: citizens who have addressed the head of the state seeking protection, “get into the category of politically unreliable, and they are started to be checked for their implication in criminal violations”.

Thus, on January 12, 2009 a dweller of Salihorsk (Minsk region) Maryia Bud-Husaim was summoned by a phone call by an investigator of the Interior Affairs department of Salihorsk regional executive committee to provide explanations relating the blast in Minsk during Independence Day celebration. The summon has been explained by the investigator by the fact that the woman sent written petitions to the president. “After interrogation shocked M. Bud-Husaim was fingerprinted without explanation of her rights. Only at home, when she collected herself, she was really sorry she had agreed to meet with the law-enforcer,” the address reads.

The same invitations had been received by Tamara Minchukovich from Maladzechna (Minsk region), Halina Mamedava from the village of Minojty (Lida district Hrodna region), Raisa Babenka from Barysau (Minsk region), Vera Makarevich from Salihorsk.

In an interview to BelaPAN lawyer Tamara Syarhei noted that law-enforcers put psychological pressure on “defenceless women”. As said by her, only in the last few days four more persons have added to the list of those summoned by police.