Minsk City Court’s Judicial Board turns down complaint by Hary Pahaniayla

August 23, 2012

Human rights defender Hary Pahaniayla appealed the judgment of Minsk Maskouski District Court. He asked to recognize actions by the Ministry of Justice and the Interior Ministry illegal, which led to his groundless inclusion in a data bank of “persons restricted to travel”.

Minsk Maskouski District Court failed to find out what kind of institution was to blame for entering the wrong data on the human rights defenders to the list of citizens who are temporarily restricted from leaving the country. The mistake was blamed on a technical failure, so the judge found it impossible to satisfy its claim.

“If the state bodies and their officials in performing their functions use modern technology, including in the field of computer and communication technologies, they are responsible for the risks in the event of damage,” says Hary Pahaniayla.

Today, the case was heard in the Minsk City Court. As a result, Judge Mrs. Husakova dismissed the suit against the decision of Maskouski District Court. 


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