Let's be honest: our columnist talks about alternative service, but at his time he evaded military service
Text: Dmitry Selivanov
"In Belarus events on regular call-up of citizens to active military service started" - I read the headline of the news agency and started. And then I smiled, I am 32 years old. There are no call-ups! I evaded military service. Moreover I evaded it legally, due to illness. Ten years ago. And I'm not ashamed of it. And I do not regret it.
On March, 11 BHC received an answer on its appeal to the Supreme Court on the issue of realization of article 57 of the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus in connection with the conviction of Dmitry Smyk. Deputy head of the Supreme Court V. Kalinkovich reported, that he appealed against the decision of the court in the presidium of Gomel oblast court and raised the question of the verdict’s abolition and its transfer to a new court trial.