BPF Is Warned for Urges to Take Part in “Chain of Concerned Readers”

2004 2004-07-05T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Belarusian People’s Front received a warning for the urges to attend the “Chain of Concerned Readers” action in support of the “Narodnaya Volia” newspaper.

The text of the warning is translated with preservation of the original’s inaccuracies:

“On the grounds of information that was presented to the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus it was found that the People’s Coalition “5+”, a member of which is Belarusian Social-democratic Hramada Party, in pages of two numbers of the “Narodnaya Voia” newspaper illegally urged citizens of Belarus to participation in the unauthorized action “Chain of Concerned Readers” at 6 p.m. on 10 June 2004. The picket was conducted and the party took part in it.

Minsk City Executive Committee didn’t receive any application for authorization of this action and didn’t make any decision about it. By these actions Article 8 of the Law of the Republic of Belarus “About mass measures in the Republic of Belarus” was grossly violated, as organizer or organizers of a mass action have no right to publish information about its date and place in mass media, produce and distribute fly-sheets about it before they receive authorization.

In these circumstances and being guided by Articles 32, 33 and 34 of the Law of the Republic of Belarus “About political parties” a warning is issued to the Soym of the BPF Party”.

Information Department of HRC “Viasna”