30 January 2023, Monday, 22:07
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Issue of political abductions is taboo in Belarus


The city executive committee of Brest prohibiting holding a meeting for signing the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance.

The application for holding such an event on August 30 was filed by a human rights activist Raman Kislyak. The meeting was timed to the International Day of the Disappeared marked on August 30, BelaPAN informs.

The applicant for the meeting planned to organize it on the pedestrian zone of Lenin Square next to the building of the Scientific and Technical Library.

“In the answer I received, the standard reason for rejection of was mentioned: the application asks for holding a meeting in the place where mass events are not sanctioned by the city executive committee,” BelaPAN was told by the human rights activist. “I believe that such a ban is a discrimination against me. On July 31 almost on the same place a big concert was held in the framework of celebration of the City Day. More than a thousand viewers gathered there. It is incomparable with the number of participants of the meeting, about 50 persons”.

“In spite of the refusal to sanction the meeting, I plan to come to the square on August 30 and hold the event,” Kislyak stated.