Hrodna court turns down appeal by local UCP leader

2012 2012-06-19T18:34:49+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Hrodna Leninski District Court has dismissed a complaint lodged by Mrs. Aliaksandra Vasilevich, local leader of the United Civil Party of Belarus.

In her complaint, Mrs. Vasilevich was contesting a ban on staging a picket on Chernobyl disaster remembrance day (26 April) imposed by the city’s executive committee. The picket was also expected to draw public attention to a number of issues related to the construction of a nuclear power plant in Belarus.

However, Judge Liudmila Zhukouskaya upheld the ban.

Another appeal against a ban on holding a picket is still pending in court.