Slonim authorities ban Freedom Day assembly

2013 2013-03-17T22:21:19+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Mikalai Shykh, deputy chairman of Slonim district executive committee, has issued a ban on holding a meeting to mark the anniversary of the proclamation of independence of the Belarusian People’s Republic back in 1918.

The meeting was expected to be held on 24 March. However, the official ban received by local pro-democratic activists Ivan Sheha and Viktar Marchyk said “the administration has no opportunities to provide premises at the indicated time.”