News on the topic: appeal
17.02.2015 Court turns down appeal by journalists in Mahiliou
On 16 February, the Judicial board on civil cases of the Mahiliou Regional Court considered an appeal lodged by the BelaPAN news agency, the private enterprise UzHorak, which publishes the newspaper of the same name, and journalist Uladzimir Laptsevich against a decision by the Horki District Court taken as a result of considering a claim for protection of honor, dignity and business reputation by chair of the district disabled persons’ organization Tamara Kaltunova.
01.02.2015 Freelance journalist in Brest keeps appealing fine
Ales Liauvhuk, member of the Belarusian Association of Journalists, is preparing an appeal to the Chairman of the Brest Regional Court after it upheld verdict of the Leninski District Court of Brest, which fined the journalist 6 million rubles.
01.02.2015 Journalist seeks access to meetings of Mahiliou Regional Council
For over a year, Uladzimir Laptsevich, a journalist of the BelaPAN news agency, has been unable to attend the open meetings of the Mahiliou Regional Council of Deputies, facing bans referring to the Council’s inner regulations, which allegedly require an invitation.
30.01.2015 Former candidate keeps appealing detention
Valery Karankevich, a former candidate for the Mahiliou Regional Council of Deputies in the Khotsimsk-based constituency No. 54 and a candidate for the district council of Khotsimsk in constituency No. 13, sent on January 29 a request for a personal appointment to the First Deputy Prosecutor General Belarus.
29.01.2015 BSDP Deputy Chair keeps appealing penalty for transportation of independent publications
On January 28, Ihar Barysau filed a supervisory appeal to the Chairman of the Mahiliou Regional Court to challenge the Court’s decision of August 12, 2014, which fined the activist 30 basic units for transporting independent media – newspaper “Nash Mahiliou” and newsletter “Social Democrat”.
28.01.2015 Minsk District Сourt turns down claim by wrongfully convicted person
On January 28, the Minsk District Court considered a lawsuit by former prisoner Mikhail Hladki, who demanded to compensate for serving 8 years in prison as a result of a wrong verdict pronounced in a murder trial back in 2002.
28.01.2015 Courts in Baranavichy and Salihorsk confirm bans on Human Rights Day pickets
The Salihorsk District Court has dismissed an appeal filed by local human rights activist Leanid Markhotka against a ban imposed by the district executive committee on a picket scheduled for the Human Rights Day, December 10. The case was considered by Judge Ala Trafimchuk.
23.01.2015 Homel Regional Court upholds fine for disabled protester
Civil society activist Yury Liashenka appealed the judgment of the Svetlahorsk District Court, who found him guilty of holding an illegal picket. As a result, he was punished by a fine of 2 basic units on charges of violation of Article 23.34 of the Administrative Code.
23.01.2015 Brest Regional Court dismisses journalists’ appeals
Judge Natallia Surma of the Brest Regional Court has dismissed the appeals of independent journalists Ales Liauchuk and Tamara Shchapiotkina, who in December 2014 were fined 40 and 30 basic units, respectively, on charges of violating Part 2, Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code.
22.01.2015 Mahiliou Regional Court turns down appeal by independent newspaper in Krychau
On December 21, the judicial board on civil cases of the Mahiliou Regional Court rejected an appeal of Uladzimir Kudrautsau, the publisher of newspaper Volny Horad, against a decision of the Krychau District Court taken on December 8 at the suit of the chief of department of ideology, culture and youth affairs of the Krychau district executive committee Maryna Maksimava for the protection of honor, dignity and business reputation.
21.01.2015 Prosecutor General’s Office replies to journalist’s complaint
Mahiliou freelance journalist Ales Burakou has received an answer to his complaint, which he sent to the Prosecutor General’s Office. The reply is signed by First Deputy Prosecutor of the Mahiliou region Aleh Pimashkou.
21.01.2015 Activist in Salihorsk appeals runaround in police raid abuse
Uladzimir Lemesh, activist of the European Belarus opposition movement in the town of Salihorsk, has filed an appeal in the Minsk Regional Prosecutor’s Office to challenge an earlier decision of the District Prosecutor’s Office on a search carried out in his apartment back in September 2014.
19.01.2015 Vitsebsk journalists and activists keep appealing fines in photo session case
Having labeled a photo session on a background of graffiti as unauthorized picketing, the Chyhunachny District Court of Vitebsk fined six participants. Attempts to appeal this decision to the Regional Court have so far brought no success. The fines are now being appealed to the chairman of the Regional Court.
30.12.2014 Salihorsk human rights defender appeals ban on Human Rights Day picket
Human rights activist Leanid Markhotka has sent to the court of Salihorsk district an appeal against a ban imposed by local officials on a picket that was scheduled for Human Rights Day. Prior to this, Mr. Markhotka wrote to the prosecutor, but that attempt failed.
29.12.2014 Salihorsk Prosecutor’s Office brushes off appeal by human rights activist
The Prosecutor’s Office of Salihorsk district did not respond to a ban imposed by the district executive committee on a picket scheduled for Human Rights Day and the absurd actions of an ideology official who classified the decision as a state secret.