Hrodna: trial for "refusal from dactylography" held behind closed doors

2012 2012-04-04T17:33:13+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The hearings on the administrative case of Uladzimir Fianenka, charged with "refusal from dactylography", started behind the closed doors in the Leninski District Court of Hrodna. The matter is that the police charged the man in absentia — he found about their report only when he was summonsed to the court. Mr. Fianenka asked to postpone the hearings, but the judge rejected his motion.

Today, on 4 April, Judge Mikalai Siarheika, started the hearings in a very small room where there is no space for Fianenka's supporters and Hrodna human rights defenders. The head of the Leninski District Court of Hrodna refused to solve the issue, telling she couldn't do anything as the hearing had already started.