2011 22/08
Ля Цэнтральнага ўнівэрсаму, Жодзіна

Near the central supermarket, Zhodzina

22.08.2011 In Zhodzina protest actions in support of Ales Bialiatsky were held. Human rights activists distributed information materials, leaflets, pasted posters “Freedom for Ales Bialiatsky”.

On the eve of this action Zhodzina executive committee banned the picket scheduled for 08/22/2011 (1), which was supposed to be held at the entrance to the town’s recreation park. In the cross-petition of the applicants, Aliaksey Lapitsky and Sviatlana Lapitskaya offered to settle the matter through negotiations, and in the case of flat ban which violates constitutional rights and freedoms and Articles. 21; 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, they refused to take responsibility and changed the declared form of picketing They decided to conduct alternative information actions that do not meet the definition of “mass action” and don’t require any applications for approval to the Executive Committee.

Thus, from 10 am to 2 p.m. in the new Zhodzina (train station “Zhodzina-Yuzhnaye”) on the information stands of the city bus stops at stores … posters “Freedom for Ales Bialiatsky” appeared. There were also materials and information about the victim of political persecution, the prominent human rights activist, leader of the HRC “Viasna” Ales Bialiatsky. At the same time from hand to hand, in the shops and through mail boxes of multi-storey block of flats information materials and leaflets were distributed.

Citizens were interested in the information, supported human rights defenders, and showed their solidarity. There were situations when discussions or disputes started – mainly with the residents of elder age who treated negatively any opponents of the country’s political regime and voiced phrases of official propaganda.

The actions were held without any incidents and arrests. Citizens’ rights to free and unhindered dissemination of information in Zhodzina were not violated this time.

Ales Volny,
Belarusian Legal Portal,
by.prava-by.info

Фота: ALES` (Licviny-INFA)

Акцыі ў Жодзіне

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Аляксей Лапіцкі

Аlaksiej Lapicki

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