3 UCP pickets banned in Hrodna region

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The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Members of the United Civil Party are still trying to obtain permission to stage several pickets in the Hrodna region. This time, the representatives of the party applied for a series of pickets against Decree No. 3, so-called decree against parasites. Five applications were submitted to the executive committee in Hrodna, the rest – in Slonim, Lida and Astraviec. However, none of these requests has received a positive response.

Hrodna officials have for years systematically prevented opposition activists from holding public events. According to Ms. Aliaksandra Vasilevich, chair of the UCP’s Hrodna regional office, Decree No. 3 is absolutely unconstitutional, as it is contrary to the fundamental law of the state and contains a number of inconsistencies and contradictions.