Baranavichy City Executive Committee bans a picket in honor of the International Day for Decent Work

2013 2013-10-05T17:01:45+0300 2013-10-05T17:01:45+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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Ryhor Hryk

Ryhor Hryk

Baranavichy CEC banned the picket for the International Day for Decent Work. This became known from a letter signed by the deputy head of the executive committee, Dz. Kastsiukevich, received by an activist of the Baranavichy city unit of the Trade Union of Radio Electronic Industry Ryhor Hryk.

The government official stated that the authorities didn't give its consent to holding a picket on 7 October 2013, as far as the applicant didn't implement the requirements of point 4 of the ruling of the executive committee of 16 June 2009 "On the order of holding mass events in Baranavichy" (as amended by the ruling No. 2497 of the Baranavichy City Executive Committee of 5 October 2009).

“It is virtually impossible to enter into a service agreement with the police in Baranavichy. I managed to enter into such a contract for serving of the picket on 7 October only after filing a written appeal to the head of the Baranavichy CEC Viktar Dzichkouski. I wasted a lot of time on red tape with the police, which was artificially created by the police major Pavel Kulhavik. I think that it became the main reason why the rally was banned,” said Ryhor Hryk.

It was planned that the picket would be attended by about ten people. The Baranavichy CEC turned down Hryk's earlier applications for holding protest picket against the rising prices of goods, services, and the freezing of wages in 2012-2013.