Pinsk authorities ban literary event

2012 2012-03-09T17:33:08+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 Ukrainian scientific and pedagogical fellowship "Berehynya", officially registered in Belarus, intended to hold a literary event in the village of Misiatsichy in Pinsk district of Homel region, dedicated to the 100-year anniversary of the birthday of the Ukrainian writer Fedor Odrach, born in this region. Ukrainian scientists who study the writer's work, were to come to the event.

The organizers applied for authorization to the local village executive committee, but received – a negative answer from the Pinsk district authorities. The reason for the ban is that Fedor Odrach was a member of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army and fought against the Red Army. The arguments that he didn't take an active part in armed struggle and had emigrated before the wartime didn't bring any results.

At present "Berehynya's members" intend to celebrate the anniversary of Odrach's birthday in Brest.