Slonim deputies oppose environmental protection initiatives

2012 2012-10-10T17:18:36+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

About 1.5 months ago a group of Slonim citizens addressed the Slonim District Council with the proposal to consider the question of putting a ban on the entry of private vehicles in the wood along the Slonim-Baranavichy highway and imposing fines for discharge of garbage in the Slonim forests.

According to the Belarusian legislation, collective appeals of citizens must be put on the agenda of the appropriate Council and considered in presence of a representative of the applicants. However, in his answer of 18 September 2012 the head of the Slonim District Council Siarhei Rahozik refused to do it.

In the beginning of 2012 the head of the Slonim democratic association Ivan Sheha personally applied to the Slonim District Police Department in connection with the discharge of a great load of garbage in the forest. The policemen quickly established the identity of the protractor. However, it is still not known whether he was punished. Moreover, new heaps of garbage keep appearing there.

Before the aforementioned appeal, members of the Slonim democratic associations addressed the Slonim District Executive Committee on the same matter, but didn't receive an adequate reaction either.