Minsk authorities ban another picket

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The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Minsk city executive committee banned a picket, scheduled for 30 October and aimed at attracting public attention to mass violations of criminal legislation.

The official reply by the committee’s deputy chair Mr. Tsitsiankou argues that the picket cannot be held on the location applied for by civil activists, since it could allegedly ‘impair pedestrian and road traffic.’

Human rights activist Nasta Loika says that the authorities ignored the activists’ proposal to specify another picketing location in case of denial.