2014 12/09

September 9, human rights activist Siarhei Housha filed a complaint to the Chairman of the Brest Regional Executive Committee against the decision of the Baranavichy City Executive Committee dated July 14, 2014, prohibiting picketing on 27 July.
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2014 04/09

The official reason for the picket ban, cited by the Brest City Executive Committee, was that another mass event would be held at the action site at the specified time.
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2014 28/08

A request for the event was submitted to the Kastrychnitski district administration of Vitsebsk by local blogger Ihar Pastnou, famous for his criticism of health care officials. He fulfilled all the requirements that are prescribed by the decision of the City Executive Committee “On Mass Events in Vitsebsk”, but failed to receive permission. Continue reading »

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2014 24/08

Human rights defender Siarhei Housha has received a reply from the Baranavichy City Executive Committee, signed by the Deputy Chairman Dzmitry Kastsiukevich, to his letter, in which he asked to specify the reason for the ban on a picket scheduled for July 27. Continue reading »

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2014 23/08

On August 22, human rights defenders in the town of Biaroza were not allowed to stage a picket, which was scheduled for August 25. Continue reading »

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2014 06/08

The event, aimed at reminding the people about the existence of political prisoners in modern Belarus, has been scheduled for August 4. However, human rights defender Leanid Svetsik wasn’t allowed to hold it. Continue reading »

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2014 04/08

Applications for pickets for release of political prisoners, filed by human rights activists within the framework of the Day of Solidarity with Belarusian civil society, were turned down by the local authorities in Navapolatsk, Vitsebsk, Homel, Mozyr, Rechytsa, Zhodzina, Barysau, Baranavichy, Smarhon and Mahiliou.
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2014 30/07

Human rights defenders Leanid Sudalenka and Anatol Paplauny have lodged a lawsuit with the Homel Tsentralny District Court against the City Executive Committee, who banned a picket in support of political prisoners scheduled for August 4. Continue reading »

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2014 23/07

Orsha authorities have banned three street protests scheduled for July 27, the day of the adoption of the Declaration on State Sovereignty of Belarus. Continue reading »

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2014 19/07

On the 18th of July human rights defenders Sviatlana Lapickaja and Aliaksiej Lapicki applied to executive committee of Zhodzina for holding picket in support of political prisoners.
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2014 16/07

Human rights defender Uladzimir Malei applied to the Mazyr District Executive Committee to hold a picket in support of political prisoners on August 3.
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2014 03/07

Human rights defenders Siarhei Rusetski and Tamara Shchapiotkina filed an application for holding a picket on July 27 to remind Belarusian citizens about the Declaration of State Sovereignty of Belarus, adopted 24 years ago by the Supreme Council.
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2012 25/06
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Paval Levinau, Vitsebsk

Vitsebsk human rights defender Paval Levinau will not be able to hold three pickets on June 26, International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, after his applications were dismissed by the city’s executive officials. Continue reading »

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2012 30/04
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Another ban on holding two pickets on May Day was received by Orsha activists of the United Leftist Party “Fair World”.
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2012 15/03

Aleh Matskievich, Barysau

Barysau human rights defender Aleh Matskevich has received a reply from the UN Human Rights Committee saying that his complaint against several picket bans imposed by the town authorities has been registered by the Committee.
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2012 13/01
Раман Кісьля, Бярэсьце

Raman Kisliak, Brest

The Brest Regional Court confirmed the ruling of the Leninski District Court of Brest concerning the ban of a series of pickets under the slogan “Freedom to Political Prisoners!” by the Brest City Executive Committee in autumn 2011.
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2011 13/11
Леанід Сьвецік, Віцебск

Leanid Svetsik, Vitsebsk

On 10 November the Vitsebsk Region Court considered the cassation appeal of human rights defender Leanid Svetsik against the verdict of the Chairman of the Chyhunachny District Court of Vitsebsk, Raman Dziahoda, upholding the verdict of the Chyhunachny District Court by which a picket ban issued to Mr. Svetsik by the Vitsebsk Chyhunachny District Executive Committee had been declared lawful. Continue reading »

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2011 02/11
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Viktar Chaikouski, Deputy Chairman of the national public association “Perspective”, applied to the Brest City Executive Committee for the authorization of a series of pickets aimed at turning public attention to the use of articles of the Criminal Code by the authorities with the aim to neutralize civil and public activists. The actions were to be held in different parts of the city under the slogans “Freedom to political prisoners! Stop torture and harassment!”
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2011 09/09
Уладзімер Целяпун, Мазыр

Uladzimir Tseliapun, MaМазыр

On 6 September Mazyr-based human rights defender Uladzimir Tseliapun received an answer from the Mazyr District Executive Committee to his repeated request to authorize a picket in support of Ales Bialiatski.
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2011 20/08
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Homel city executive committee has banned a number of pickets of support to Ales Bialiatski scheduled for 22 August. Continue reading »

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2009 15/10

Siarhei Housha

Siarhei Housha

The human rights defenders of Baranavichy seek to stop the disgraceful practice of banning mass actions by the local authorities. Siarhei Housha, Karnei Piatrovich and Viktar Syrytsa prepared an address to the prosecutor’s office of Baranavichy district concerning the ban of a picket to them.

According to Mr. Housha, they are indignant at the very form of the denial: ‘your application for holding a picket in Baranavichy is not in line with the normative acts’. In their address to the prosecutor’s office the human rights defenders point at the fact that the normative acts they allegedly violated weren’t specified in the text of the denial. Besides, the officials exceeded the legal terms for answering. According to the law, the answer was to have been submitted five days before the action, but was submitted just two days prior to it. Continue reading »

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