Minsk authorities ban anti-corruption picket
According to Yury Karetnikau, the leader of the Right Alliance, the Minsk City Executive Committee dismissed the organization’s application for sanctioning an anti-corruption picket on Banhalor Square on 12 July.
’We have applied for sanctioning a picket against corruption, in particular corruption in the judiciary system. In addition, it’s not a secret that our courts are completely dependent on the state and don’t implement their utmost duty – protection of citizens’ rights… However, we were denied in holding the picket under the pretext that another mass event would be held there at the time. The answer says nothing about the nature of the event. We are going to visit the place of the action at the time that was specified in our application, in order to check it,’ commented Mr. Karetnikau.