30/10/2011 - 16:36

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.

15/03/2010 - 13:29

Today, on March, 15, the meeting of the presidium of Gomel oblast court took place, where the appeal of deputy head of the Supreme Court V. Kalinkovich on Smyk’s case was considered.

We remind you, that V. Kalinkovich raised the question of the verdict’s abolition and its transfer to a new court trial.

Belarusian Helsinki Committee welcomes such a development and expresses hope, that D. Smyk will be justified in the nearest future.a
 

11/03/2010 - 13:00

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.