Homel: Activist Struggles for Authorization of Meeting
On 29 August Tsentralny district court of Homel rejected the suit of the local public activist Piatro Kuzniatsou against the refusal of Homel city executive committee to authorize a meeting against repeal of social benefits.
Kuzniatsou applied to the executive committee for authorization of the action on 4 May. Ten days later the authorities informed him about refusal to authorize the action and explained it with a violation of the law on mass actions by him.
Kuzniatsou applied to Tsentralny court, which did not want to consider his suit for several months, till Homel regional court obliged it do this.
Piatro Kuzniatsou says he will appeal the decision of Tsentralny district court of Homel to the regional court and even to the Supreme Court and the UN Committee on Human Rights, if necessary.