Baranavichy: picket for the free travel for schoolchildren banned as well

2012 2012-10-04T16:33:32+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 3 October Baranavichy entrepreneur and civil activist Mikalai Charnavus received an answer from the deputy head of the Baranavichy City Executive Committe Dz. Kastsiukevich, where it is stated that his picket would not be authorized.

The Baranavichy City Executive Committee states that the applicant violated Article 5 of the Law “On mass events” and paragraph 4 of the Ruling of the Baranavichy City Executive Committee #1497 “About the procedure of mass events in the city of Baranavichy”. As usual, the answer tells nothing about the essence of the “violation” and proposes the applicant to appeal the decision to the Baranavichy City and District Court in the case of disagreement.

“I wanted to hold a picket on 7 October in order to inform the public that an initiative group for collection of signatures for free travel of school-children in the public transport to coteries and optional classes was being established in Baranavichy,” said Mikalai Charnavus. “I think we will find how to draw the public to the establishment of such initiative group and collect enough signatures in support of the initiative”.