Baranavichy: prosecutor's office turns into post office

2013 2013-06-05T18:18:24+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Baranavichy City Prosecutor's Office

Baranavichy City Prosecutor's Office

Civic activist Viktar Syrytsa received a letter signed by the head of the police department of the Baranavichy Executive Committee V. Herasimovich. There it is stated that his complaint against the refusal of an officer of the police department, major Piatro Kulhavik, to sign a contract for guarding the 25 May picket, was concidered, but no "violations of discipline and the legal order order were found in the actions of officers of the Baranavichy City Police Department."

I filed my complaint to the city prosecutor and argued that the Baranavichy Executive Committee prohibited me to hold the picket because major Kulhavik stalled the time and didn't sign a written contract for the police services. I also requested a prosecutor's check-up and requiring major Kulgavik to implement the decision of the executive committee #1497 of 16 July2009, "On the order of holding mass events in Baranavichy" and the law of the Republic of Belarus of 30 December 1997 #114-3 "On Mass Events in Belarus." However, the prosecutor didn't discriminate in the case and forwarded it to the person whose actions I appealed," stated Mr. Syrytsa.

Civil activist Viktar Syrytsa intends to complain to higher authorities, as far as it is impossible to hold a mass event in line with the legal requirements in Baranavichy.