Prosecuting authorities persist in impotence
Orsha pro-democratic activists will never be allowed holding a mass event in the town, suggests another reply by local prosecutor’s office, received by human rights defenders Vasil Leuchnakau and Vasil Berasneu.
The human rights defenders applied for holding a picket in support of Ales Bialiatski, which was banned after the activists faced resistance from the town’s police. The ban was appealed at Orsha Town Prosecutor’s Office, who opted not to consider the complaint, suggesting that the ban should be appealed in court, instead.
The unlawful response was then appealed with the Chief Prosecutor of Orsha personally. The official reply signed by acting Prosecutor of Orsha Mr. Korsakau says the prosecuting authorities will not see to the matter, as the Mass Events Code does not oblige police, medical and housing departments to sign contracts with the applicants of pickets. Meanwhile, a decision by Orsha town executive committee states the opposite.