Human rights activists in Biaroza appeal ban on Freedom Day rally

2015 2015-04-21T18:16:38+0300 2015-04-21T18:16:38+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Siarhei Rusetski

Siarhei Rusetski

Human rights defenders have sent an appeal to the Court of Biaroza district. They believe that the reason for prohibiting a picket scheduled for March 25 is far-fetched. The ban was signed by deputy chairman of the district executive committee Yauhen Tarasiuk. The human rights activists disagree that the purpose of the picket – commemoration of the anniversary of the Belarusian People's Republic and the demand to release political prisoners – aimed at fomenting ethnic hatred.

“Our application mentions no countries, no nationalities. It is impossible to explain why ideology officials said it was inciting ethnic hatred,” says one of the applicants of the picket Siarhei Rusetski.

According to the human rights activists, there is every reason to win the trial, provided it is impartial and adheres by the law.