Mahiliou authorities ban picket for release of political prisoners
The picket was scheduled on August 4 in the city center close to the city administration.
In his responce, Deputy Chairman of the Mahiliou city executive committee Andrei Kuntsevich once again informed human rights defenders Aliaksei Kolchyn and Barys Bukhel that the place for the picket, site near house No. 31 in Paershamaiskaya Street was not an authorized venue for such events.
The only such venue is the site in Chelyuskintsy Street, 64c, located on the city outskirts.
The human rights activists disagree with the position of the officials and believe that the local authorities artificially restrict the right of citizens to freedom of assembly and meetings. Therefore, they are going to appeal the ban on the picket.