Mazyr human rights defender vs. picket ban

2011 2011-10-26T20:17:14+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 19 October, human rights defender Uladzimir Tseliapun has lodged a complaint with Mazyr District Court against a ban on a picket of solidarity with Viasna leader Ales Bialiatski issued by the town’s executive committee.

The executive authorities did not initially object to the picket scheduled for 8 October. However, on 7 October Uladzimir Tseliapun received a decision from local executive committee saying that the event had been banned.