Brest authorities create obstacles to human rigths picket

2013 2013-12-02T14:07:47+0300 2013-12-02T14:07:47+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Brest City Executive Committee

Brest City Executive Committee

According to the Ruling of the Council of Ministers № 207 of 2012, upon receipt of an application for holding a mass event the Executive Committee must send a copy of the registered application to the police, after which the executive committee must discuss with the police the actions of the latter during the event.

On 22 November human rights activist Uladzimir Vialichkin filed an application to Brest City Executive Committee, requiring a permission for a picket on 10 December, the International Human Rights Day. On the same day he applied to the police in order to enter into a contract for serving the picket. The police officials answered that they were guided by the Ruling of the Council of Ministers. On 26 November U. Vialichkin received a letter from the police in which it was stated that the executive committee hadn't applied to them to coordinate the actions during the picket, that's why the service contract couldn't be concluded.

Mr. Vialichkin thinks that the executive committee ignores the ruling of the Council of Ministers in order to have a reason to ban the picket. Meanwhile, he managed to enter into service agreements with the community services and the city hospital.