Judge Chatvyartkova, who heard Sannikov's case, kicked out
12:06, — society
LJ user d-zholik publishes details on his blog.
As the blogger reports, Lukashenka signed decree No. 278 of June 18 that retires a number of Belarusian judges accused of corruption and charged with repression against opposition and civil society by the European Union.
The judge, who delivered a guilty verdict against presidential candidate Andrei Sannikov, is among those to be dismissed.
Former judge of the Tsentralny district court of Minsk Tatyana Paulyuchuk is among the targeted judges. In 2008, Lukashenka held a meeting to discuss anti-corruption measures and turned attention to corruption crimes committed by then prosecutor of the Minsk region Mikhail Snyahir and his high-ranking accomplices, including several judges. At the meeting, Lukashenka demanded the Supreme Court Chair to dismiss judge Paulyuchuk. Later, the fact of involvement judges into Snyahir's crimes was blanketed and none of them was brought to responsibility.
Paulyuchuk continued her work as a judge and convicted many young opposition activists. Later, she went on social leave and resigned voluntary.
In May 2010, Alyaksandr Khadanovich was appointed to Paulyuchuk's post to replace her during her leave. He demonstrated such a zeal to serve the regime during his first year on the post than he had the honour to be noticed by the EU leadership. Alyaksandr Khadanovich was put on the blacklist and banned from entering the European Union.
It would seem Khadanovich will never end his career of judge after such an evaluation from the ideological enemy of the Belarusian regime, but he was tragically betrayed by the regime. Lukashenka dismissed Khadanovich “due to Tatyana Paulyuchuk's return to work as a judge of the Tsentralny district court of Minsk”. But Paulyuchuk retired on her own will just after her leave ended.
The decree also dismissed judge of the Frunzenski district court of Minsk Hanna Samalyuk and judge of the Partyzanaksi district court Natallya Chatvyartkova. The latter obtained notoriety after sentencing presidential candidate Andrei Sannikov to five years in prison, Aleh Hnedchyk to 3.5, Uladzimir Yaromenak, Illya Vasilyeu and Fyodar Mirzayanau to 3 years in prison.
Only the judge accused of corruption crimes handed in a resignation letter on her own volition. The remaining three judges (Khadanovich, Samalyuk and Chatvyartkova) were accused by the European Union of crackdown on Belarusian citizens and banned from entering the EU. They were just exploited by Lukashenka regime and then kicked out from the judicial system.