Human rights defender Valery Shchukin deprived of pension

2012 2012-03-05T17:43:26+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Prominent human rights activist Valery Shchukin may get deprived of his pension and means of living due to a denial from the citizenship and migration department of the Frunzenski District Police Department of Minsk.

The information is spread by “Our Home” campaign.

After six months in courts, Valery Shchukin reached the Supreme Court on 19 December 2011. The human rights defenders lodged an appeal against the ruling of the Frunzenski District Court on denial of residence registration. He submitted the necessary documents to the Supreme Court on the request of the head of the department for complaints and public appeals. After two months of waiting, the Supreme Court sent a negative answer. Mr. Shchukin thinks he is being evicted to street to beg with an outstretched hand.

Valery Shchukin, a 70-year-old pensioner of the USSR Armed Forces, has been officially considered homeless for the tenth year. He is the only Belarusian who does not have home and the right to vote on political motives and may now be deprived of means of living.