Baranavichy: Viktar Syrytsa to be tried for People's Assembly

2011 2011-11-07T17:47:17+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 4 November Pavel Kulhavik, deputy chairman of the public order and prophylaxis department, drew up a report on Viktar Syrytsa, Chairman of the Baranavichy branch of the movement “For Freedom!”.

Mr. Syrytsa is charged under Article 23.34 of the Code of Administrative Offenses, “violation of the rules of organizing and holding mass events”, for holding the People's Assembly in the old city park on 8 October (he was the secretary of the assembly).

Viktar Syrytsa was also presented a court summons for 12 a.m. on 10 November (the next assembly was scheduled on 12 November). The activist thinks he can be sentenced to arrest in order to intimidate possible participants of the November assembly and prevent him from taking part in it.