Hrodna: human rights defender Viktar Sazonau officially warned against holding picket

2012 2012-03-07T17:26:56+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 7 March the Hrodna police officially warned Viktar Sazonau about the possible administrative punishment for holding an unauthorized picket.

In the morning the activist received a telephone call, after which a police major came to his apartment. He reminded Mr. Sazonau about the picketing which was banned to him by the Hrodna City Executive Committee.

The matter is that on 8 March the Hrodna human rights defenders (including Viktar Sazonau) wanted to hold an informational picket dedicated to political prisoners and filed an appropriate application with the Hrodna CEC. However, in her answer the deputy head of the executive committee Iryna Senchakova wrote that the picket couldn't be authorized as the applicants didn't take adequate measures to secure public safety during the action.