Brest: court upholds picket ban
The judge of Leninski district court of Brest Alena Dzenisenka turned down the complaint of the human rights activist Reman Kisliak and three more people against the ruling of Brest city executive committee for banning their picket in the center of the city.
The democratic activists argued against the arguments of the authorities who had defined only one place for mass actions – the Locomotive stadium on the outskirts. They stated that state-loyal civil organizations were holding fairs and mass holidays in the center of Brest without any trouble.
The plaintiff Valery Faminski also stated that his father was disabled and could not get to the stadium to express his views. According to him, it is a great problem that leads to discrimination of citizens and violation of their constitutional right to expression of their views by means of picketing.