2016 24/05

Svietłahorsk wheelchair activist Jury Lašenka wrote a personal complaint to the UN Committee on Human Rights.
He will protect his right to freedom of expression in the international court, because he did not find protection of his rights within the country.

“I am a disabled person of group 1 and in everyday life have to move around in a wheelchair. In 2014 the apartment building, where I live on the ground floor, was reconstructed so I started to require from the city authorities building special entrance device in the house with a special ramp for the disabled, but my request was denied. City officials forced me to protest, and when I asked the executive committee for permission to picket, and to me this was refused. The Court of Svietłahorsk district, and after that the higher courts, including the Supreme Court and the Attorney General’s Office when considering my complaints refused to qualify the refusal to hold a peaceful assembly on the basis of the norms of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, although the arguments set out in my complaints were appropriate so important in terms of international obligations of Belarus”, – wrote the activist to the UN.

Jury Lašenka asks the UN Committee on Human Rights to fix a violation of the right to freedom of expression and right to peaceful assembly.

Quoting gomelspring.org
Prepared by Ales LETA,
Belarusian Legal Portal

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