Brest: authorities bann pickets in honor of Yury Zakharanka
activists of the United Civil Party filed 12 applications to Brest
City Executive Committee to hold pickets and remind about the fate of
the former Minister of Interior Yury Zakharanka on 7 May (he went
missing back on 7 May 1999).
They also wanted to remind the people about the disappearance of other well-known public figures – Viktar Hanchar, Anatol Krasouski, Dzmitry Zavadski whose whereabouts still haven't been discovered and the investigative institutions haven't given any meaningful information about it.
In their ban the city authorities state that such events can be held only in specially determined places ("Locomotive" stadium and the ground in the Park of Soldiers-Internationalists). However, they also refused to authorize a picket in the park, as far as the organizers didn't conclude the service agreements with the police, medics and public utilities.