Baranavichy authorities ban picket in support of Yuliya Tymoshenko

2011 2011-10-11T17:54:11+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The Baranavichy City Executive Committee didn't allow Ryhor Hryk, a member of the United Civil Party and the Movement “For Freedom” to hold a picket in support of the Ukrainian politician Yulia Tymoshenko who has been sentenced to 7 years of imprisonment.

The answer of the Baranavichy CEC (01-15/418/6), signed by its deputy chairman Dz. Kastsiukevich, states that the picket is not authorized as “the aim of the picket can be considered as interference wit the internal affairs of the neighbor country”.

The activist intended to hold the picket on 16 Octobe under the slogan “When the truth stands up – freedom will come. Freedom to Yulia Tymoshenko”/

It is already the fifth picket of Ryhor Hryk banned by the Baranavichy City Executive Committee. The activist intends to apply to the procuracy concerning the violation of his constitutional rights.

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