Minsk City Court doesn’t grant Uladzimir Labkovich’s appeal

labkovich_HRC Viasna

Minsk City Court dismissed the cassation appeal of the human rights activist Uladzimir Labkovich against the fine of 3 million rubles, imposed on him by the Savetski District Court of Minsk. his conviction by a court of the Soviet district of Minsk 3,000,000 rubles fine.

In their appeals the members of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” Uladzimir Labkovich and Tatsiana Reviaka tried to prove that the Law “On Mass Events” contradicts the Constitution and restricts the rights established in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

The court didn’t grant the appeal of Tatsiana Reviaka on 27 August. A similar decision was taken concerning Uladzimir Labkovich. The rulings for the punishment of the human rights defenders were left in force.

Bear in mind that on 5 August Uladzimir Labkovich and Tatsiana Reviaka handed out postcards with the portrait of the imprisoned head of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” Ales Bialiatski on 5 August. In 20 minutes they were fined and taken to the Savetski District Police Department. On 6 August the human rights defenders were fined 3 million rubles each for violating the order of the organization and holding of the mass event.

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