Siarhei Housha's cassation appeal to be considered March 19

2015 2015-03-06T18:46:04+0300 2015-03-06T18:46:04+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

As follows from a letter, signed by Judge Volha Apanovich, the cassation appeal of the Baranavichy human rights activist S. Housha concerning the prohibition of a picket on Human Rights Day will be considered by the judicial board on civil cases of Brest Regional Court on March 19 at 11 a.m.

“I will demand not only annulment of the verdict of the first instance, but also abidance of the Baranavichy City Executive Committee by requirements of Article 6 of the Law “On Mass Events in the Republic of Belarus", according to which the reasons for banning a mass event must be indicated and the organizers must be informed about the decision of the head of the executive body or his deputy no later than 5 days before the event – not one day before the event, as it happened in my case,” stated Mr. Housha.

The human rights activist hopes for a fair hearing on his appeal and is still ready to continue the struggle for the right to freedom of peaceful assembly.