Human rights situation discussed in Brest
September 7, the human rights situation in the Brest region was discussed by the local human rights defenders and civil society activists. The discussion was held in Brest.
The discussion participants stated that unemployment was a common problem, the situation being especially grave in the Drahichyn district and Mikashevichy (Luninets district). In the Drahichyn district, when the chairman of the local collective far and the chairman of the Drahichyn District Executive Committee learned that more than a hectare of land was issued to a well-known opposition farmer Uladzimir Kazeka, he was deprived of the land.
Human rights activist Siarhei Housha stated that the discrimination of the Belarusian language was another acute issue.
All present activists reported about the impossibility to restore the violated rights under the present regime. The majority of complaints, filed to state bodies, are forwarded to the officials whose actions are appealed, which brings almost no results. There are also many problems in the functioning of courts and prosecutor's offices which are to ensure the legality and the rights of citizens.