Chairman of Hrodna Regional Court turns down appeal by local UCP leader

2015 2015-04-24T13:28:22+0300 2015-04-24T13:28:22+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Aliaksandra Vasilevich

Aliaksandra Vasilevich

Aliaksandra Vasilevich, head of the Hrodna regional office of the United Civil Party, has received a negative decision from Chairman of the Hrodna Regional Court in a continued challenge against the penalty imposed on her by the Svislač District Court on 16 December 2014. Ms. Vasilevich was found guilty of participating in an unauthorized mass event – Day of Remembrance of the rebels the 1863 anti-Russian uprising – and sentenced to a fine of 25 basic amounts. An appeal against the decision, which was considered by the Hrodna Regional Court on 20 January 2015, was not a success. Now, the Chairman of the Regional Court Aliaksandr Korzun has upheld the earlier decisions.

Aliaksandra Vasilevich says that the decision was politically motivated and violated the current legislation, therefore she intends to continue appealing the court’s decision.