Brest: court finds nothing wrong with picket bans

2012 2012-01-13T17:38:42+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Human rights defender Raman Kisliak

Human rights defender Raman Kisliak

The Brest Regional Court confirmed the ruling of the Leninski District Court of Brest concerning the ban of a series of pickets under the slogan “Freedom to Political Prisoners!” by the Brest City Executive Committee in autumn 2011.

According to Brest-based human rights defender Raman Kisliak (in the photo), in the lawsuit to the Brest Regional Court it was stated that the Leninski District Court had violated the process norms by considering the appeal against the ban in closed court proceeding. There is n wonder then that the court sided with the authorities and supported the prohibition of the street actions.

Now the applicants are going to apply to the Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus.