Brest: lawsuit filed against city executive committee

2013 2013-09-02T22:56:06+0300 2013-09-02T22:56:06+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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Brest coordinator of the movement "For Freedom" Dzianis Turchaniak

Brest coordinator of the movement "For Freedom" Dzianis Turchaniak

The local coordinator of the movement “For Freedom!” Dzianis Turchaniak appeals the actions of the authorities which concern construction works on the territory which is protected by the state.

In the lawsuit, filed to the Leninski District Court of Brest, it is stated that the city executive committee violated the legislation by permitting to build a car bridge over the bypass channel of the Kobryn bastion of the Brest fortress which is a nature conservation object. This is the channel which is being dug near the main entrance to the memorial complex.

Earlier Dzianis Turchaniak and the head of the Belarusian Society for the Protection of Monuments of History and Culture Anton Astapovich tried to appeal the actions of the city authorities at the Brest Regional Executive Committee. However, the appeal was not granted, that's why it was decided to apply to court.

As it is stated in the lawsuit, the authorities violated the ruling of the Belarusian government about the order of holding public discussions in the sphere of building, architectural and construction activities, as far as there was no public discussions. Moreover, the state examination of the building project was conducted without such discussion, which is also a law violation. Thus, Brest residents were deprived of the opportunity to express their attitude to this project.