Mahiliou authorities ban “Fair World” picket

2012 2012-01-27T17:34:17+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Members of the Mahiliou region branch of the Belarusian Leftist Party “Fair World” intended to hold a picket at 12 a.m. on 28 January in order to protest against the people's pauperization. The picket was to have taken place at the “Khimik” stadium, the only place determined for opposition's actions by a special ruling of the city authorities. However, the authorities refused to authorize the action. The alleged reason is that a mass sportive event will be held at the stadium at the specified time.

The head of the regional branch of the “Fair World”, says that the authorities mailed the answer to the application to the wrong address. They were to have also transferred the action to another place or changed its time, which wasn't done. Mr. Brerazienka intends to come to the stadium at 12 a.m. He intends to appeal the picket ban at the procuracy no sportive events take place there this time.