Baranavichy activist learns about conviction 3 months after trial

2015 2015-03-23T14:52:17+0300 2015-03-23T14:52:17+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Aliaksandr Vaitseshyk

Aliaksandr Vaitseshyk

Aliaksandr Vaitseshyk, lawyer of the independent trade union of radio electronic industry, has received a response from the Niasvizh Prosecutor’s Office saying that he was fined 3 basic units back on January 12. The activist says that he knew nothing about the court ruling.

In late 2014, Aliaksandr Vaitseshyk was accused of disorderly conduct after he asked a book of complaints in a canteen in Niasvizh. Police officers argued that he used foul language in a public place. The trial was postponed due to the activist’s illness. The other day, the trade union activist discovered that the hearing did take place without his participation.

“I spent almost three days in the Niasvizh temporary detention facility on false charges. The cell was very cold and I was ill. It is for this reason that the court was put off to a later time. Only now I have learned from a letter by the Niasvizh Prosecutor that I was fined 3 basic units back on January 12,” said Aliaksandr Vaitseshyk.

The activist strongly disagrees with this decision and intends to appeal against the verdict to a higher judicial authority.

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