Brest executive officials impede Leftists’ activities

2011 2011-10-18T13:21:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Activists of Brest city office of the Belarusian Leftist Party “Fair World” have lodged a complaint with the regional executive committee, after the city authorities refused to provide the office with a legal address.

The official ban said the applied premises should be registered as a non-residential property, first. Meanwhile, the activists say the requirement is ungrounded and runs counter to the law.

“The Housing Code allows using of one of the rooms in a private residential property for providing a legal address; however, the city executive committee officials think it does not. It seems that Brest authorities have taken a deliberate decision to ban the legal activities of the Party’s offices in Brest,” says Mrs. Liudmila Dzianisenka, chair of the Fair World’s local office