Slonim District Executive Committee bans pickets for peaceful and neutral Belarus
In September, Slonim activist Ivan Sheha has filed appeals with the Slonim DEC for holding pickets within the framework of the nationwide action “For Free and Peaceful Belarus” on October 3, 4 and 5.
However, Slonim authorities banned all three pickets without giving any explanations. The ban only states: “The documents, filed by you to the executive committee don't correspond to Article 5 of the Law of the Republic of Belarus of December 30, 1997 “On Mass Events in the Republic of Belarus”. The document is signed by the chair of the Slonim DEC, Aleh Tarhonski. Mr. Sheha is going to challenge the decision of the Slonim DEC at the Hrodna Regional Executive Committee.
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