15 pickets banned in Brest district

2012 2012-03-14T17:29:18+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en https://spring96.org/files/images/sources/smlogo.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 16 March activists of the Belarusian Leftist Party "Fair World" intended to hold actions in 14 villages and the town of Damachava to express their protest against the ongoing increase of prices on foodstuffs and public utilities, which had an especially negative impact on the economical situation of pensioners and families with many children.

They also intended to hand out informational materials about the real socio-economical situation in the country. According to the head of the Brest district branch of "Fair World", Anatol Novik, all applicants received similar answers from the village executive committees: it was stated that they needed to come to the executive committees to clear some questions connected to the picketing. However, the Law "On Mass Events" doesn't provide such a procedure – according to it an applicant can receive either a positive or a negative answer.

So, the applicants refused to come to the executive committees, after which they received identical letters that their actions was banned as they hadn't come there.

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