Brest HR defender appeals picket ban in Supreme Court
Brest human rights defender Uladzimir Vialichkin has lodged a complaint with the Supreme Court against a decision by the city’s executive committee to ban a picket of support to the imprisoned leader of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” Ales Bialiatski.
The ban has been previously appealed at Brest Leninski District Court and the Court of Brest region. Meanwhile, the human rights defender argues that apart from restricting his civil rights the ban also violated certain legal procedures. In particular, the official decision was signed by chief manager of the executive committee, while the law requires this to be done by its head or vice-head.