News on the topic: forced fingerprinting
20.02.2012 Hrodna resident appeals fine for refusing fingerprinting
On 20 February, Hrodna resident Ruslan Piatsko lodged an appeal with Hrodna Regional Court against a BYR 700,000 fine for refusing to undergo fingerprinting back on 10 February.
15.02.2012 Hrodna: fine for refusal to be fingerprinted at work
On 10 February Hrodna resident Ruslan Petsko was fined 700,000 rubles (about $83) by Alena Piatrova, Judge of the Leninski District Court of Hrodna.
09.02.2012 Baranavichy: city court sides with police
On 8 February the Court of Baranavichy City and District considered the criminal case against Aliaksandr Vaitseshyk. Judge N. Harbarchyk found him guilty under Article 364 for alleged infliction of bodily harm to a police officer and sentenced him to 18 months of conditional imprisonment.
10.01.2012 First appeal against forced dactylography filed with UN Human Rights Committee
On 10 January Vasil Paliakou, head of the Homel regional branch of the United Civil Party, filed an individual communication with the UN Human Rights Committee concerning violation of Article 14 and 26 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights by the Republic of Belarus by forced dactylography.
28.12.2011 Fine of 700,000 rubles for refusal to be fingerprinted
Vitaly Kazakou from Brest was fined 700,000 rubles for a refusal to be fingerprinted.
14.11.2011 Salihorsk police continue violating law on fingerprinting
Salihorsk-based civil activist Aliaksei Valabuyeu received a telephone call to his mobile. A police inspector told him to come for fingerprinting. Aliaksei refused, as he had been fingerprinted before. He also told the policeman that he could come to them only after receiving an official summon.
14.11.2011 Fingerprinted, beaten, imprisoned
Another egregious case of reasonless police cruelty and lawlessness of were told by the Kirdun family from Minsk, visitors of charter97.org website.
20.10.2011 Brest HR defender vs. forced fingerprinting
Brest Leninski District Court has dismissed a complaint by local human rights lawyer Raman Kisliak against illegal actions by the Interior Ministry and Brest Leninski District Department of Internal Affairs, as well as a police inspector who reportedly coerced the activist to fingerprinting, Radio Racyja reports.
17.05.2011 Pinsk resident fined for resisting fingerprinting
Pinsk resident Andrei Asavets has been fined BYR 700 for resisting compulsory fingerprinting, after he demanded to provide official grounds for the examination, the Vecherniy Brest newspaper reports.
11.04.2011 Malaryta railway employee to stand trial for resisting forced fingerprinting
Ryhor Lukianchuk, railway employee from the town of Malaryta, Brest region, is to stand trial for violating Article 23.34 of the Administrative Code (“disobeying authority”), after he refused to undergo forced fingerprinting.
04.01.2010 Administrative case for refusal to be fingerprinted
An administrative case was instigated against a dweller of the town of Biaroza who tried to find out why he must be fingerprinted.
10.12.2009 All persons liable for military service will be fingerprinted
‘Amendments to the law On state dactylographic registration envisages spreading the obligatory fingerprinting on all those who are liable for the army service,’ stated the Interior Minister Anatoly Kuliashou, Interfax informs.
02.03.2009 Dactylography in Lida College
The police and the administration of Lida College conduct mass dactylography of students. According to a teacher of the college who asked not to mention his name, mass dactylography is conducted in Lida college of Hrodna university.
29.01.2009 Babruisk town prosecutor: ‘fingerprinting is a civic duty’
According to Anatol Sanantsenka, editor-in-chief of the Babruiski kurier independent newspaper, a letter by Babruisk Leninski borough prosecutor’s office in reply to his complaint states that ‘Fingerprinting is a voluntary examination aimed at assisting the investigation in detecting the crime and a ‘civic duty’ which you refused to do. However you will not be prosecuted under existing legislation.’
28.01.2009 Fingerprints for attempt to file petition to Lukashenka
More than 70 women who disagree with decisions of courts in their civil cases and criminal cases of their family members, ask the authorities to stop psychological pressure on them by the regime.
In the address to Alyaksandr Lukashenka of January 27, it is said in particular that according to the Constitution women addressed him many times, and via mass media too, to find protection from lawlessness performed by officers of the court and prosecutors.