News on the topic: forced fingerprinting
09.11.2012 Human rights defender Raman Kisliak detained for fingerprinting
Raman Kisliak, a human rights activist from Brest, was detained by the traffic police today as a “person hiding from administrative prosecution”.
29.06.2012 Disabled person fined for resisting forced fingerprinting
Ihar Leuchanka, resident of the town of Belaaziorsk, Brest region, has been fined BYR 2 mln for refusing to undergo fingerprinting examination, after he was summoned to local police department on traffic violations charges.
15.06.2012 Hrodna: corporate solidarity at courts
The panel of judges of the Hrodna Region Court left in force the verdict of the Hrodna Leninski District Court to Uladzimir Fianenka, fined 2 million rubles for refusing from dactylography. The consideration of the appeal by the panel of judges lasted only for about 20 minutes.
11.06.2012 Hrodna: Orthodox priest to be tried for refusal from fingerprinting
An Orthodox Christian priest in Hrodna will stand trial on 12 June for his refusal to be fingerprinted by police.
23.05.2012 Supreme Court turns down complaint against forced fingerprinting
Hrodna resident Ruslan Piatsko has received an official reply from the Supreme Court, saying that his appeal against a fine for refusing forced fingerprinting was dismissed.
22.05.2012 Minsk activist appeals fine for resisting forced fingerprinting
Ruslan Nevar has lodged a complaint against a decision by Minsk City Court which upheld a 4 mln fine of 6 April 2012 ordered by Kastrychnitski District Court for refusing to undergo forced fingerprinting.
15.05.2012 Minsk City Court upholds verdict to victim of dactylography
Minsk City Court left unchanged the verdict of the Kastrychnitski District Court of Minsk concerning the administrative case against Ruslan Nevar who refused from dactylography because of his religious views. The case was considered by Judge Siarhei Khrypach.
04.05.2012 Hrodna: cases for refusals from dactylography continue
On 11 April the Leninski District Court of Hrodna tried Uladzimir Fianenka for alleged insubordination to a public agent and refusal from dactylography. Judge Mikalai Siarheika sentenced Mr. Fianenka to pay a fine of 20 basic units. However, the defendant received a copy of the verdict only on 30 April.
19.04.2012 Mahiliou investigators refuse to prosecute local policemen
Mahiliou Leninski District Department of the Investigative Committee has dismissed a complaint lodged by local resident Maksim Aliamouski, who demanded to prosecute four policemen for alleged forgery of a fingerprinting examination report and illegal applying of the Interior Ministry’s Decree No. 68.
09.04.2012 Minsk resident fined for refusal to pass dactylography
On 6 April the Kastrychnitski District Court of Minsk levied Minsk resident Ruslan Nevar with a fine of 4 million rubles for "insubordination to a lawful demand of a public agent" (Article 23.4 of the Code of Administrative Offenses).
09.04.2012 Hrodna: court confirms that refusal to be fingerprinted at work is "insubordination"
Hrodna resident Ruslan Piatsko, levied with a fine of 700,000 rubles (about $86) for the alleged insubordination to the demand of a duty official to pass dactylographic registration, received an answer to his appeal against the fine.
04.04.2012 Hrodna: trial for "refusal from dactylography" held behind closed doors
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.
03.04.2012 Hrodna police drew up false report
An administrative case for refusal to be fingerprinted was brought against Hrodna resident Uladzimir Fianenka. Mr. Fianenka will be tried at the Leninski District Court of Hrodna on 4 April.
06.03.2012 Babruisk: Alena Toustsik regularly “invited” to police
Activist of the United Civil Party Alena Toustsik, fined for lighting candles on the Ancestors’ Day, 2 November, suffers from excessive police attention.
01.03.2012 Babruisk: civil activist summonsed to police
Artsiom Markhasiou was summonsed to the police in the evening of 29 February. The reason was that the police allegedly wanted to specify some details concerning the administrative case that had been instigated against him and three more people for lighting candles on Dziady, the Ancestors' Day.