Court quashes order to expel UCP spokesperson

Source: Viasna Belarus Human Rights Center in English 2018 2018-12-19T16:09:57+0300 2018-12-19T16:09:57+0300 2018-12-19T16:10:41+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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Hanna Krasulina in court. Photo: Volha Shukaila,

The Court of the Maskoŭski District of Minsk ruled to meet an appeal by Hanna Krasulina, a Russian-born head of the United Civil Party’s press-service, who challenged an order by the city police to deport her on dubious charges.
The decision to expel Krasulina was made public on November 13, after the Department of Citizenship and Migration of the Maskoŭski district of Minsk said the UCP spokesperson had several administrative convictions, including fare evasion. On November 30, the District Department of Internal Affairs upheld the decision.
A few days ago, the human rights community of Belarus issued a statement demanding to reverse the decision and to immediately stop the expulsion procedure.
The decision was also criticized by a number of EU political structures, including European People’s Party and Lithuanian MPs.