Viasna’s Brest office to strive for registration in court
On 22 June the founders of the Berastseyskaya Viasna human rights NGO lodged a complaint with Brest regional court against the decision by the city authorities of 4 June to deny registration to the organization.
The main reason for the decision was the withdrawal of a letter of guarantee for the allocation of a legal address by its owner. In reality, the proprietor of the premises was threatened by the city authorities.
The human rights activist Uladzimir Vialichkin thinks that by doing this the authorities have deprived Belarusian citizens of their constitutional right to the freedom of association, including the right to exercise activities aimed at protecting the rights and freedoms of citizens.