Baranavichy: 14 pickets banned in turn

2011 2011-12-09T18:05:20+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 denied civil activist Ryhor Makarevich in holding a picket in the old city park on 17 December. By means of this action Makarevich wanted to morally support the people who were in a hard economic situation due to the crisis.

According to answer of the Baranavichy CEC #01-15/866, signed by its deputy head, V. Lazitski, the application couldn't be satisfied as it “doesn't correspond to requirements of the Law of the Republic of Belarus of 30 December 1997 “About Mass Events” (edition of 8 November 2011 #308-3).

It is the 14th picket in turn, banned by the Baranavichy authorities. The activist intends to apply to the procuracy concerning the violation of his constitutional rights.