Barysau human rights activists appeal rally restrictions

2010 2010-05-17T19:37:01+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

A number of Barysau human rights activists have lodged a complaint with the Barysau district executive committee, appealing against administrative restrictions imposed by the local authorities on street actions locations.

The activist argue that the authorities violated the Belarusian Constitution, the Law ‘On Mass Events’ and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, by restricting the list of locations authorized for holding rallies to a remote stadium.

The activists stress that the restriction imposed by the authorities of a 150,000 town runs contrary to the very spirit of the Constitution, which proclaims the human being, his rights and freedoms, as well as the guarantees for their implementation, the supreme value and objective of society and the State.

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