Rally against fake elections banned in Baranavichy
On 29 June entrepreneur and civil activists Mikalai
Charnavus received a letter from the deputy head of the Baranavichy City
Executive Committee Dz. Kastsiukevich, in which it was stated that the
executive committee refused to authorize the countrywide rally on 9 July, by
means of which Mr. Charnavus wanted to inform the public about the absence of
real elections in Belarus at all levels.
The executive committee stated that the applicant violated Article 5. of the Law of the Republic of Belarus “On Mass Events” (in its edition #308-3 of 8 November 2011) and point 4 of Ruling #1497 of the Baranavichy City Executive Committee of 16 June 2009 (in edition #2497 of 5 October 2009). The letter, as usual, contains no concrete information about the applicants “violations” and proposes him to appeal the ban to court in case he disagreed with it.
“Human rights defenders for free elections”