Court fails to consider complaint by Homel human rights activists
On 21 December Judge Siarhei Shytsikau of Homel Tsentralny Court ruled not to consider appeal filed by local human rights activists Anatol Paplauny and Leanid Sudalenka against decision #299 by Homel city authorities, denying a right to hold a picket on the International Human Rights Day, 10 December.
‘We wanted to express our position concerning the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The picket was banned by the city authorities, referring to its decision #299, saying that we failed to conclude agreements with the police, medical service and failed to state the plan for the rally. That is why we are trying to appeal the ban in court, as well as the above-mentioned decision #299, which restrains our right to peaceful assembly,’ said Mr. Sudalenka.