Salihorsk HR defenders report administrative obstacles to receiving legal aid

2011 2011-11-21T18:02:28+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

A 23-year-old resident of the village of Starobin, Salihorsk district, accused of murdering his daughter was unable to meet with his lawyer for two months, say local activists of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee.

According to the prisoner’s wife, it was Salihorsk Prosecutor’s Office who banned the meetings. The lawyer could see his client only after a decision by the district court.

Local human rights defenders do not give any comments on the case. However, they stress the evident violation of the defendant’s right to legal assistance. They also say the upcoming trial in the case will be monitored.


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