Kapyl Authorities Prohibit Picket to Pensioner

2005 2005-05-09T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 6 May a picket was to have taken place in the town of Kapyl. The local activist of democratic movement Viktar Dashkievich intended to hold it because the authorities didn’t timely paid to him his disability pension.

-- I applied for the official permission and said I would behave well and won’t interfere with anyone. In the answer, signed by the head of the executive committee, it was said that I had no ground for picketing. Her deputy Ina Byliuk said on the phone that there’s no even special place for pickets, because all the town citizens are obedient and respect the officials and they couldn’t even assume a single person like me could be found here, -- said Dashievich.

Ina Byliluk, deputy head of Kapyl District Executive Committee, is sure that the refusal was justified:
-- The executive committee refused to him, referring to the present legislation. He received an exhausted answer to his application. In the square he interferes with the traffic and he has no right to do it, -- she said.