Homel: police, ambulance and city authorities oppose leftist May Day rally

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The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Homel police and ambulance refuse to conclude the agreements for serving the May Day rally of the oppositionists, referring to the legal acts according to which such agreements can be concluded after the action is authorized by the city administration.

Homel City Executive Committee, in its turn, doesn't authorize the action under the pretext that the applicants fail to present the service agremeements. Bear in mind that in 2014 there will turn ten years since the last authorization of an opposition's action in Homel.

The application for the rally was filed to the city authorities by the head of Homel regional organization of the "Fair World", Uladzimir Siakerka, back in March 2013. The leftists also tried to conclude the service agreements with the police, ambulance and public utilities in advance, but failed to do so, as far as these institutions keep refusing to
conclude such agreements. Thus, in order to get out of the vicious circle the oppositionists intend to apply to Home City Executive Committee and ask how its ruling can be implemented in practice.

"Cases of restriction of civil rights are precisely defined by the Constitution and aren't liable to extended explanation. However, it is impossible to implement in practice the ruling of Homel City Executive Committee concerning the organization of mass events: the appropriate state agencies refuse to conclude the required service agreement before the authorization of the appropriate event and vice-versa," commented Mr. Siakerka.