Salihorsk authorities ban 19 December picket as well

2012 2012-12-15T17:27:21+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The Salihorsk District Executive Committee did not authorize a picket, dated to the second anniversary of dispersal of the peaceful post-election rally on 19 December 2012.

The authorities explained the prohibition with the ruling of the Salihorsk District Executive Committee of 7 October 2004 "About measures to prevent accidents and provide abidance by the law during mass events". The applicants, members of the United Civil Party Viktar and Aliaksandr Malochka, were not allowed to hold the picket on 19 December 2012 in the "Maladosts" park "because the place of the action didn't comply with the aforementioned ruling".

It is quite interesting that during the latest parliamentary election the park was determined for the authorities as a place for electoral mass events, whereas now the authorities again state that the park hinders the prevention of accidents.