18 protests banned in Salihorsk in 2012

2012 2012-02-07T17:07:29+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en https://spring96.org/files/images/sources/sal-dzen-2.gif The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Eighteen mass events have been banned by Salihorsk town authorities since the beginning of the year alone, with six more pickets banned on 2 February, local human rights defender Uladzimir Shyla says.

The official bans issued by local executive authorities referred to Par. 8 Art. 9 of the Mass Events Code, as the protests’ itineraries had reportedly overlapped.

The organizer of the pickets Mr. Uladzimir Shyla says that the bans are groundless, while the reference to Article 9 of the Code has nothing to do with the application for the events. Considering this, the activist has lodged complaints with Salihorsk Inter-District Prosecutor’s Office and Minsk regional executive committee, demanding to prosecute local officials for violating the Belarusian legislation.