Brest residents apply to prosecutor's office to protect their property rights

2013 2013-07-12T18:01:54+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Dwellers of the house in Astroustki Street, 10 filed an appeal to the prosecutor's office. The reason is that the Brest City Executive Committee requires their eviction, citing the emergency condition of the building.

Interestingly, in 2011, the Brest authorities concluded an investment agreement with a private company for the sale of the house, which is a historical and cultural value located in the center of the city. A year later, it was stated that building was in a bad state and the dwellers were to be evicted from it. However, not all of them agreed to move to a distant suburb of Brest. One of them, Valiantsina Maltsava, believes that the forced eviction violates the property rights of the dwellers and the investment agreement must be abolished.

"The very fact of sugning such agreement without informing us, owners of the apartments, is outrageous, as far as the apartments have been privatized, including the basement and ancillary facilities," says Valiantsima Maltsava. She hopes that the Brest regional prosecutor's office will make due conclusions and and recognize violations on the part of the city authorities.