Pukhavichy: court supports Russian company
On 15 September judge of Pukhavichy district court Liliya Rukhlevich rejected the suit of the dwellers of settlement of Druzhny against Pukhavichy district executive committee. By this verdict the citizens are prohibited to familiarize with documents of Pukhavichy district executive committee related to the planned construction of a chemical plant by a Russian private company Avgust-Bel.
‘Apart from ecological information these documents witness that the local population protests against construction of this plant. That’s why it very necessary for us to receive them. We are trying to prove that the people expressed their negative attitude to such plans, and that the authorities lie about it,’ said Nastassia Rysiavets.
According to her, on 3 September Pukhavichy district court held a preliminary meeting with the plaintiffs. On 10 September the court requested from Pukhavichy DEC documents concerning construction of the plant, but on 12 September only the judge and the prosecutor familiarized with them.
Nastassia Rysiavets intends to appeal against the verdict to a higher court instance. The dwellers of the settlements of Druzhny and Svislach and of a number of villages still protest against construction of a pesticide plant in the neighborhood.