Baranavichy officials accuse Mikalai Charnavus of “arbitrary rule”

2012 2012-01-10T18:25:07+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 9 January Baranavichy-based civil activist Mikalai Charnavus was summonsed to room #106 of the Main Police Department of Baranavichy, located in 50 Years ULKSM Street, 1. As he found from the talk with police major Vital Dabrachynski and police lieutenant Aliaksandr Samtsevich, Baranavichy officials accused him of arbitrary rule.

The Baranavichy City Executive Committee filed with the procuracy a letter in which he is accused of violating the law during the establishment of the civil association of Ukrainian Diaspora “Kobzar”. He is also accused of insult of the local authorities for calling a fraud the repeated election of the Council of the central market, held by its administration in December 2011.

Mikalai Charnavus is sure that the real reason for the pressurization is his application for holding a rally with participation of about 600 entrepreneurs on 19 January, in order to inform the public about the fraud during the election of the market council and the swindle of the “Rollet-montage” firm during the construction of market places.

Charnavus's visit to the police department ended with writing an explanatory note for the policemen.