Meeting against Increase of Public Utilities Fees Prohibited because of Flu Epidemic

2005 2005-02-15T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Homel City Executive Committee prohibited the meeting of protest against the increase of the fees for the public utilities on 12 February. The official reason is the epidemic of influenza. The application concerning the meeting was filed by the deputy of Homel City Deputy Soviet Yury Hlushakow. At first the executive committee allowed the meeting and several organizations of the third sector that deal with social issues decided to take part in it. They also agitated citizens to come there. On 10 February, when the beginning of the flu epidemic in Homel was officially declared, the meeting was prohibited.

Yury Hlushakow believes that the authorities made it because they feel uneasy when more than three people gather together to discuss the topics that are undesired for the authorities.

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