Activist of Entrepreneur Movement Summonsed to Police on Order of ‘Vertical’s’ Official

2007 2007-08-22T20:02:07+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 20 August a participant of a campaign For Free Development of Entrepreneurs Aliaksandr Tsedura was summonsed to Salihorsk district police department. The policemen explained that they did it on order of the chair of Salihorsk district executive committee Aliaksandr Rymasheuski. Rymasheuski decided that there was something illegal in Tsedura’s ad about the establishment of a committee for protection of the entrepreneurs’ rights and interests. The paper also informed about an upcoming social march against violations of workers’ rights that would take place in Minsk. 

In the letter of the district executive committee to the police department the adverts were called ‘leaflets’. The author of the letter also expressed there a suspicion that the abovementioned march was unauthorized because the district executive committee had not received any appeals for its authorization. The chair of the police department on prophylaxis Andrei Klishevich was most interested in this last fact. 

‘I had to explain that there is no need to ask any authorization from local executive committees for holding a republican action in Minsk. I also explained the difference between adverts and leaflets. It is a shame for the head of Salihorsk vertical to confuse such things,’ commented Aliaksandr Tsedura.

The police also asked him about the establishment of the committee for defense of entrepreneurs’ rights, whether it is really necessary and had already started acting.