2008 04/11

Суд Цэнтральнага раёну (Гомель)The hearing of the suit mounted by a number of Belarusian civil activists, including P.Kuzniatsou, A.Tolchyn, A.Protska and N.Shchukina, due on October 31 was postponed.

The activists are trying to appeal the decision to ban placing pickets during the election campaign taken by Homel city authorities. They consider the verdict an unconstitutional move that contradicts both Belarusian legislation and the international obligations in the field of human rights.

However, the representative of the defendant did not turn up in court without explanation and notification. Judge Shytsikau could not commence the trial since the position of the municipal government remained opaque.


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