Hrodna Authorities Prohibit Picket in Support of Political Prisoners

2007 2007-08-10T18:45:24+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 9 August the members of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee Sviatlana Rudkouskaya and Raman Yurhel and a member of the United Civil Party Andrei Yanushkevich received telephone calls from Leninski borough police department of Hrodna. 

Police captain Lenets informed Yurhel that the picket was prohibited by the authorities, because the specified place of the action, Savetskaya Square, was not mentioned in the list of places for mass actions. He also invited Yurhel to the police department, ‘for a talk’ with the administration. 

The activists intended to hold a picket of support to political prisoners on 13 August in Savetskaya Square of Hrodna.