Prosecutor’s Office Warns Chernobyl Way Applicants
As we reported yesterday, the Chernobyl Way applicants refused to conduct the talks at the Minsk Executive Committee in the presence of state TV operators and mass media. RFE/RL informs that when leaving they warned the deputy public prosecutor of the administrative responsibility in case of violation of Clause 6 of the Administrative Code of the Republic of Belarus. The legislation prohibits changing the format and route of the action without prior arrangement with the action organizers.
Yesterday the Minsk authorities invited the Chernobyl Way applicants to the City Executive Committee for consultations. Valiantsina Palevikova, Aliaksei Yanukevich, Yury Ziankovich, Ales Chakholski and Yury Belenki got to know at Minsk City Executive Committee that they were to have a talk with the head of the department of the public security Aliaksandr Naidzenka, the deputy prosecutor and the head of the ideological department of Minsk City Executive Committee. There were also representatives of the sate TV channels and the city police department in the room.
Chernobyl Way applicants refused to have talks in the presence of the TV operators. The activists told the officials that they were ready to have talks on order and security guarantees to all Chernobyl Way participants.
It is to be mentioned that Chernobyl Way is to start in Yakub Kolas Square on 26 April at 6 p.m.