General procuracy evades from reacting to appeal of blacklisted human rights activist

2012 2012-04-02T16:55:45+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The General Procuracy forwarded the appeal of the deputy head of the Human Rights Center "Viasna" Valiantsin Stefanovich concerning unlawful foreign travel restrictions to the Ministry of Defense. The human rights defender was informed about it by a letter on 28 March.

In his appeal Mr. Stefanovich asked the procuracy to hold an inspection and identify the persons who had taken the unlawful decision to restrict his right to leave Belarus and take adequate measures for restoring his rights.

According to Valiantsin Stefanovich, "such actions are of deliberate character and are aimed at violating the constitutional right to citizens to freedom of movement for solely political reasons. In this case the General Procuracy was to have conducted a prosecutorial inspection, from which it completely evaded by forwarding the appeal to the Ministry of Defense".

Mr. Stefanovich will also appeal against the unlawful travel restrictions at court.

Bear in mind that the human rights defender was stopped at the border-crossing point "Kamenny Loh" on 11 March by Belarusian border guards. He was prohibited to leave Belarus.

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