2012 10/04

Ivan Kruk, Astravets

Ivan Kruk, a civil activist from Astravets, filed an individual communication with the High Commissioner for Human Rights of the UN. A copy of the communication was also sent to the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Belarus.

In his application Mr. Kruk states that the regular mission of Belarus at the UN Office in Geneva appeals against the registration of his individual complaint, filed with the UN on 23 December 2009.

Bear in mind that in 2009 Mr. Kruk was a founder of the civil initiative against the construction of a nuclear power plant in Astravets and distributed printed editions. As a result, he was levied with a fine for an alleged administrative offense. The appeals to higher court instances brought no results, after which Mr. Kruk applied to the UN.

Having received the appeal of the Belarusian authorities, the Human Rights Committee sent a copy to Ivan Kruk (as provided by the Committee’s rules). Mr. Kruk replied to it with the individual communication, in which he asked the Office of the High Commissioner to consider his complaint, as far as he still supported it and submitted additional documents to support it.

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