Minsk court turns down another complaint over “invalid” signature

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The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Minsk City Court has dismissed a complaint lodged by the United Civil Party of Belarus after 8 out of 9 members of the Party nominated to the city’s election commissions were denied membership.

The court ruling pronounced by Judge Ramasheuskaya referred to the alleged “invalidity” of the suit as it was signed by the UCP deputy chair.

The Party’s leader Anatol Liabedzka, who could not sign the claim himself as he was away says the court decision is an arbitrary interpretation of the law, since every leader may be away on business or on sick leave.