Homel: Uladzimir Katsora gets warned

2011 2011-11-03T15:56:27+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 2 November Uladzimir Katsora, an organizer of the People’s Assembly in Homel has been served a warning by the Savetski District Procuracy of Homel.

As BelaPAN has been informed by Katsora, he did not agree with the warning. “The warning has been issued according to the same pattern as the one previous to the first session of the People’s Assembly, which took place on 8 October. It is said in the document that the prosecutor’s office has materials which prove that I am an organizer of an unsanctioned mass event. What kind of materials they are? The prosecutor’s office representative has not answered these questions,” the politician noted.

He reminded that the People’s Assembly is held within the framework of the Law “On National and Local Assemblies”, and no permission for its holding is required. “I have stated that at the prosecutor’s office, and got an answer: that’s your opinion, and we believe that it is a mass event. The warning is related to the fact leaflets with a call to take part in the People’s Assembly have appeared in the city,” Katsora is convinced.

At the second session of the People’s Assembly in Homel it is planned to discuss how the regime had responded to the address of the participants of the rally, what steps had been made and what should be done next.

The appeal of the participants of the People’s Assembly in Homel, which took place on 8 October, was forwarded to the Council of Ministers, from there the address was forwarded to the National Bank and the Economy Ministry. We received an answer from the National Bank. In particular it is said there that “the sequence of adopting strategic decisions in the monetary and credit policy by the National Bank together with the government is an immediate reaction to the changes in the economic situation both inside the country and abroad.”

“We haven’t received concrete answers to our questions, the National Bank just states the fact there are problems. It was an appeal to the Council of Ministers, and the National Bank cannot solve all the problems set up by the participants of the People’s Assembly in the resolution adopted by them. That is why it would be illogical to forward the letter to the National Bank and ministries. Problems should be solved in a single package, and the government is the first to solve them,” a member of the organizing committee of the People’s Assembly Vasil Paliakou said.

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