Baranavichy activist struggles for equality before law
Civil activist Ryhor Hryk filed written applications with the Investigative Committee, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Prosecutor General. He informs them that on 22 May the Savetski District Court of Minsk granted the lawsuit of a worker of the oil-processing plant Maryna Tsybliyenka against oppositional politician Viktar Ivashkevich.
The court building was picketed by 25 representatives of the official Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus, activists of the Belarusian National Youth Union and Mazyr adherents of Maryna Tsybliyenka.
“I think that there is an evident violation of Art. 23.34 and 425 of the Code of Administrative Offences,” stated Mr. Hryk. “In our country, some people are allowed to hold pickets in banned places, whereas others can’t do it even in officially allowed ones,” commented the activist.
In his letters Ryhor Hryk asks the Investigative Committee, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Prosecutor General to hold an examination and punish the participants of the unauthorized picket according to the law.