Baranavichy: civil activist Uladzimir Hundar appeals unlawful actions of police

2011 2011-07-11T17:37:50+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 8 July 2011 civil activist Uladzimir Hundar lodged an appeal against unlawful actions of officials of the Baranavichy City Police Department and the head of the Baranavichy police.

Mr. Hundar reported that on 15 June at 7.00-7.20 he was in the town center on personal business. Suddenly he was approached by Sergeant Krasouski and private Yurchyk and demanded to see his documents. At their request, he showed a passport in their hands. But the police demanded that he gave it to them, to which he replied that he didn’t have to pass it to them. Then sergeant Krasousiki said that he wanted to detain him for three hours, for “identification”. However, Mr. Hundar answered that there was no need in it as he had already shown his passport and certificate of 2nd group disabled.

Then they decided to detain him for fingerprinting, but he answered that he wasn’t a criminal caught in action and therefore they needed a warrant for it, which they didn’t have. Having depleted all possible means to detain him, the policemen called for support. As a result, Uladzimir Hundar was forcibly detained.

By these actions the police violated Articles 2-4, 21-23, 28, 33, 35, 37, 51, 57 and 59 of the Constitution, the Law On State Dactylographic Registration and temporary restricted his freedom without sufficient grounds for it.

Being guided by the aforementioned facts and Articles. 2, 23, 25 of the Constitution, Article 6 of the Law of the Republic of Belarus On Police, Art. 14 of the Law On Procuracy of the Republic of Belarus Uladzimir Hundar asks to give a legal assessment to actions of the abovementioned officers of the Baranavichy Town Police Department during his detention on 15 June and asks to draw them to the legal account.

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