Court fails to consider appeal against poor detention conditions

2010 2010-06-24T18:08:17+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

Brest Regional Court refused to consider an appeal against poor detention conditions at Brest pre-trial prison lodged by a ‘For Freedom’ activist Ivan Stasiuk, claiming that the regulation of prison conditions is within the authority of the Interior Ministry and cannot be questioned by courts, Aliaksandr Milinkevich’s press-service reports.

Ivan Stasiuk, who had to spend 3 days in the detention center, argues that the poor prison conditions, as well as the court’s unwillingness to consider the violation, run counter to Articles 7 and 10 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.