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Gennady Fedynich: no court can take away my leadership features

13.09.18 18:48
Last week, Gennady Fedynich, the Chairman, and Igor Komlik, the former chief accountant of the independent REP Trade Union, filed appeals against the verdict, announced on August 24, 2018, according to which they were found guilty under Part 2, Article 243, of the Criminal Code of Belarus (large-scale tax evasion).

Former Constitutional Court Judge comments on "trade union case"

11.09.18 18:46
An over three-week-long trial of the so-called "REP Trade Union case" ended on August 24: Marina Fyodorova, Judge of the Sovietsky District Court of Minsk, announced the verdict. In his interview to the "Svobodnye Novosti" (Free News), Mikhail Pastukhov, Professor, Honoured Lawyer of Belarus, a former Constitutional Court Judge, shares…

The REP Trade Union helps foreman to halve the claimed damage

10.09.18 18:45
On September 13, the cassation instance of the Gomel Regional Court reduced by 50% the amount of damage, claimed from Nikolai Minkov, a REP member and a foreman of the DST-2 Road Construction Trust of Gomel. His interests at the Regional Court were defended by Victor Kozlov, a legal inspector…

Section head insults saleswoman, refuses to dismiss her and is fined

09.09.18 18:43
Bosses of the Gomel "Almi" store, a unit of the network managed by the Closed Joint-Stock Company (CJSC) "Unifood", refused to dismiss Olga Bondarenko; the young woman tuned for help to the REP Trade Union.

Victory! REP frees orphan from paying over USD 2000 for failing to follow distribution

05.09.18 18:41
The Rechitsa District Court has denied the college's claim because of the time limitation: the college had demanded from its graduate to payback the money spent on his training; but the lawsuit was submitted five years after graduation. The court judgement was announced on September 7, 2018.

Case "Belarus vs. Fedynich and Komlik": Report of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders

05.09.18 18:39
On August 30, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint partnership of the International Human Rights Federation (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), presented its report on monitoring the "trade union case".

Special Rapporteurs informed about persecutions of activists for solidarity rally with REP leaders

05.09.18 18:38
The "Viasna" Human Rights Centre has informed the Special Rapporteurs of the UN Human Rights Council about the persecutions of civil activists, who on August 24 held a solidarity action with convicted leaders of the independent REP Trade Union, Gennady Fedynich and Igor Komlik.

Court cannot judge on closed trial

04.09.18 18:36
On August 27, Veronika Abramovich, Judge of the Sovietsky District Court of Minsk, refused to open a civil case on the complaint of human rights defender Leonid Sudalenko against the actions of Marina Fyodorova, Judge of the same court, who began sentencing trade union leaders in the courtroom able to…