Will Barysau authorities review their decision concerning determined places for mass events?
Recently, the Barysau District Court fined, Ales Abramovich, a democratic activist from Barysau, 875,000 rubles (about $290) under Article 34.34, part 2 of the Code of Administrative Offences, ‘violation of the rules of holding mass events’. The activist appealed against the verdict at the Minsk Region Court. The activist intends to proceed up to the UN Human Rights Committee if his claims won’t be granted at the national level.
The Barysau human rights defenders Aleh Matskevich and Maryna Statkevich filed a repeated appeal to the Minsk Region Executive Committee, protesting against the ruling of the Barysau District Executive Committee concerning the determination of the places for mass events.
The first appeal, lodged on 18 May 2010, remains unanswered. That’s why the activists also lodged with the Minsk Region Procuracy a complaint about violation of the Law On citizens’ applications by the regional executive committee.