Mikhail Miakhedka fined for attempting to get an audience with Chairman of Supreme Court

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Mikhail Miakhedka

Mikhail Miakhedka

October 13 Mikhail Miakhedka, a resident of Minsk who unsuccessfully tried to get an appointment with the President of the Supreme Court,was detained by security guards at the courthouse and taken to the Leninsky District Court of Minsk. He was accused of participating in an unauthorized mass event (Article 23.34 of the Administrative Code) and punished by a fine of 2,250,00 rubles by Judge Aliaksei Kamushkin.

The confrontation between Mr. Miakhedka and officials of the Supreme Court has a long history:
the man who wants to restore his constitutional right to appeal to the President of Belarus was twice sent to the National Center for Mental Health in Navinki and was repeatedly detained and then released without receiving any charges.

The story of Mikhail Miakhedka witnesses that the presidential administration creates barriers to access of citizens to constitutional justice whereasChairman of the Constitutional Court advises them to contact the head of state as one of the entities authorized to delegate to the Constitutional Court to check law enforcement practice of Belarusian courts.

Mikhail Miakhedka is going to appeal the verdict of the Leninski District Court of Minsk.