Chernobyl pickets banned in Hrodna

2014 2014-04-23T13:38:22+0300 2014-04-23T13:38:22+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Vadzim Saranchukou and Mikalai Lemianouski, members of the Belarusian Popular Front’s Hrodna office, have received from the executive committee official bans on conducting awareness-raising pickets, scheduled for April 26 to mark the anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster.

Officials from the city executive committee argue that the activists’ applications failed to meet all the requirements of the law, namely did not mention all the necessary information.

The applicants say the ban is political discrimination and a violation of constitutional rights of citizens. All public pickets in the city have been banned for more than twelve years.