Brest court turns down picket ban complaint

2012 2012-08-29T14:55:48+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Ales Bialiatski in court

Ales Bialiatski in court

Brest Leninski District Court dismissed a complaint lodged by human rights defender Uladzimir Vialichkin after his application for holding on 4 August a picket of solidarity with Ales Bialiatski was rejected by the city’s executive committee.

In his complaint, the human rights defender urged the court to reverse the ban, saying it was illegal and groundless.

The picket was banned on the ground that its expected location had been occupied by another event arranged by local authorities.