Baranavichy court leaves rally conduction regulations unchanged
Today Baranavichy Town and District Court has considered the claim by the human rights activist Siarhei Housha, lawyer Karnei Piatrovich and For Freedom member Viktar Syrytsa against the decision of 17 January 2006 by the town authorities regulating the procedures of holding mass actions.
Judge Mikalai Silmanovich resolved to turn down the claim.
According to Siarhei Housha, the decision virtually outlaws any mass actions in the town. It violates both the Law on Mass Actions and the Belarusian Constitution, as well as the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights ratified by Belarus.
The activists say they are going to appeal the verdict at a superior judicial body.