Vitsebsk human rights defender urges local police to secure right to free dissemination of information
Mikalai Petrushenka, human rights defender and activist of the Nash Dom campaign, has addressed head of Vitsebsk regional department of internal affairs Aliaksandr Naidzenak with a letter, urging the high police official to provide explanations concerning the confiscation of printed materials from journalist Yulia Kanapliova on 20 May.
In his letter, the activist says that the police seized eight copies of the book he was going to present at his apartment.
“Guided by the Belarusian Constitution, which guarantees my right to dissemination of information, I intend to hold a discussion of the book “Policy Gender” at my private house. What other measures should be taken so that I could exercise my rights?” says the human rights defender.