Belarusian People’s Tribunal
Belarusian People’s Tribunal is created to assist the investigative and operational bodies of the Republic of Belarus; in response to the persistent violations of Article 21, Article 59, Article 60 and Article 62 of the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus by the regime of Alexander Lukashenko, that has led to the apparent collapse of the judicial and law enforcement systems of the Belarusian state in particular and the entire state system as a whole; based on Article 24, Article 57 and Article 58 of the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus.
1. Causing harm to a person who has committed a crime, during detention with a view to handing such a person over to the authorities, prventing the person from commiting new crimes or when the person attempts or may hide from investigation and court, and involving no measures excessive for that purpose is not deemed to be unlawful if is was not possible to detain such person by other means.
2. Measures required for detention of a person, who has committed a crime, are exceeded if there is obvious disparity in the nature and degree of the crime and the circumstances of the detention, when the person who has committed a crime is being harmed excessivly and in disregard of the curcumctances. This excess is punishable by law only in case of intentional deprivation of life or causing serious bodily harm or less serious bodily harm.
3. Alongside with specially authorized persons, victims and other citizens also have the right to detain a person who has committed a criminal act.Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus
At the moment, any justice on the territory of the Republic of Belarus is out of the question. This, however, does not prevent form gathering information about the crimes committed by the Lukashenko’s regime and the persons involved in them, as well as from publishing the true reasons for some illegal events taking place in our Republic. Therefore, in the first stage of its existence, Belarusian People’s Tribunal is focusing on this direction.
1. To establish the circumstances of the crimes committed by the regime of Alexander Lukashenko, paying special attention to the crimes related to kidnapping, murders as well as to the identification of the burial places of the victims. The list of victims includes Yuri Zakharenko, Viktor Gonchar, Anatoly Krasovsky, Dmitry Zavadsky.
2. To ensure the collection of material evidence, testimonies and other clues as much as possible in order to bring charges against the persons who are guilty of committing crimes.
3. To establish the suspects or criminals and to assist in bringing them to the relevant investigative bodies of the Republic of Belarus.
4. To determine the degree of culpability of the officials (throughout the entire period of Lukashenko’s presidency) whose criminal omission has led to the current state of the high-profile cases, unless their direct intent of complicity and concealment is proved.
5. In their activities, Belarusian People’s Tribunal members are guided by the rules of law provided by the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus as well as the Criminal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure of the Republic of Belarus providing for the participation of citizens in the fight against crime.