Salihorsk: Ban on Human Rights Day picket appealed to court

2013 2013-12-28T13:40:22+0300 2013-12-28T13:41:08+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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Uladzimir Shyla, civil activist from Salihorsk

Uladzimir Shyla, civil activist from Salihorsk

Uladzimir Shyla filed a complaint to the district court of Salihorsk against a ban on a rally that was to be held on Human Rights Day.

"Despite the fulfillment of all the requirements of the Law "On Mass Events", many of which, in my opinion, are unreasonable and do not meet international standards of human rights, Salihorsk district executive committee did not grant my application for picketing. Their justification for the prohibition of the rally claims that my application failed to meet Article 5 of the Law. Meanwhile, the officials do not indicate which parts of the requirements of this very extensive article had been violated, and do not cite any arguments in their decision,” says the activist.

In support of his position, Uladzimir Shyla refers to the provisions of the Constitution and the relevant articles of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The activist asks court to cancel the illegal decision of Salihorsk officials, to rule on compensation for moral damage caused by the violation of his rights, and to oblige Salihorsk district executive committee to agree on a new date for picketing.