A complaint has been filed with the UN Human Rights Committee on behalf of Viktar Babaryka about the violation of his rights under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, lawyer Dmitry Laevski reports.
According to Dmitry Laevski, the complaint set out the circumstances of the violation of the following rights:
- the right to freedom;
- the right to express one’s opinion;
- the right to take part in public affairs and to be elected to public office, failure to provide remedies for violation of this right;
- the right to non-discrimination;
- the right to a fair trial, including the right to a defence, the right to the presumption of innocence, the right to equality of arms in proceedings, the right to a public hearing and the right to appeal against a sentence.
The Committee is asked to acknowledge the violation of these rights and to oblige the state to release Babaryka, annul his criminal record, pay compensation and return the confiscated property.