Slonim District Prosecutor upholds regular bans on mass events
few weeks ago the head of the Slonim organization of the Belarusian
Christian Democracy, Ivan Bedka, complained to the prosecutor of the
Slonim district about the ban on a picket in support of physician
Ivan Sheha. "For ten years, the Slonim District Executive
Committee hasn't authorized any mass events of democratic forces in
Slonim. Thereby officials routinely violate my constitutional right
to peaceful assemblies," wrote Mr. Bedka.
days ago Ivan Bedka received a reply signed by the prosecutor of the
Slonim district, a senior adviser to Justice Anatoly Yavlash. In
response, the prosecutor said that the district prosecutor's office
found no violations of the Law of the Republic of Belarus" On
Mass Events in the Republic of Belarus" in the decision of the
executive committee not to authorize the picket.