Ecological picket banned in Salihorsk

2014 2014-09-11T14:47:53+0300 2014-09-11T14:47:53+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Ivan Shyla

Ivan Shyla

Salihorsk City Executive Committee did not authorize a picket in the central square, aimed at collecting signatures for a healthy environment.

The event was organized by the local “Young Front” activist Ivan Shyla. According to him, the officials allegedly didn't like the proposed place for the event.

“We have taken into account all the constraints of national legislation, such as 50 meters away from the buildings of the government. However, as we learned there was a ten-months old regulation of the Salihorsk City Executive Committee, according to which pickets are prohibited on the central square, allegedly to prevent “emergency incidents”. It's quite interesting that the state officials didn't fear any incidents during the latest elections, and pickets were permitted in the center of Salihorsk,” says Mr. Shyla.

The activist doesn't intend to appeal the picket ban. On the other hand, he doesn't intend to refuse from his requirement to the authorities to provide a clean environment. He will discuss his future actions in this direction with fellow members of the “Young Front”.