20 January 2018, Saturday, 7:45

Court forbids Minsk residents to discuss water quality


The Minks city court considered the appeal of Minsk residents against the decision of the Maskouski district court that refused to allow public hearings.

People wanted to hold public hearings to discuss over-chlorinated water in Minsk, charter97.org has learnt from the press service of the organising committee to create the Belarusian Christian Democracy party.

The court hearing took 10 minutes. The court ruled to dismiss the appeal not going into details.

“We will file an appeal to the Supreme Court. We are confident that Minsk residents have the right to bring officials to account for their inactivity and lack of competence, and for dirty tap water. But the city authorities continue poisoning people with chlorinated water,” Dzianis Sadouski, the coordinator of the campaign For Clean Water, said.

The initiative Our Kuntsaushchyna with the support of the Belarusian Christian Democracy party filed an appeal to the Minsk city court against the decision of the Maskouski district court, which refused to hold public hearings to discuss poor quality of tap water in Minsk's Kastrychnitski, Maskouski and Frunzenski districts. The court hearing will be held in the nearest days . The date and the venue will be chosen upon a mutual agreement of the parties. Activists will defend the right to have open public hearings.