Wednesday, April 1, 2009

In the newspaper "Sovetskaya Belorussia" filed in court because of the loss of human rights defenders.

No Comments "I will not ugolovnitsey ..." 09.03.2009V Belarus hanged convicted pravozaschitnitsaBelorussky defender Oleg Volchek sued the newspaper "Sovetskaya Belorussia": it requires that the wording refuted the article on human rights defenders Jane Poliakova, published shortly before her death. Reported "Telegraph", with reference to the "European Radio for Belarus."
The claim of protecting the dignity of Volchek sent in the Soviet District Court of Minsk. Among other things it requires to recover compensation from the newspaper of 70 million rubles (about 25 thousand dollars).
Recall that the day before the suicide Jana Poliakova in official newspaper "Sovetskaya Belorussia" izdevatelskaya article appeared under the title "A lot of our curiosity, each eccentric - Beethoven." The author named Xenophon himself superphosphate (we can assume that this is a pseudonym) draws defenders in black ink, and a police officer, which interferes Jana Polyakova, depicts the role of victim. After the death of Poliakova article was removed from the site of publication.
According to the Belarusian human rights defenders to address Poliakova suicide could affect this article. Oleg Volchek, commenting on the situation, said that there was a "fact of incitement to suicide." "According to this fact should bring a criminal case - and against the" Soviet Republic of Belarus, and against the officials who were involved in this case. To this will not happen again, "- he said.
Meanwhile, the Prosecutor's Office, verifies the circumstances of the death of human rights defender, refused to initiate criminal proceedings.
Human rights activist from Soligorsk Yana Polyakova suicide on the night of March 7, after a few days after the court pronounced her guilty of "false denunciation" to the policeman.
The conflict between Poliakova and police officers occurred during the parliamentary elections of 2008. Human rights activist, she said, beating the captain of the militia, for the fact that she did not agree to waive collection of signatures in support of opposition candidate. The prosecutor's office claims Poliakova viewed as "false denunciation," and the court sentenced her to "restrict freedom" (deportation to correctional work) and compensation to "victims" militiamen.

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