22 November 2017, Wednesday, 10:02

Alena Lutskovich: As I We Have No Constitution In Our Country

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PHOTO: RADIO LIBERTY

An activist will be tried for the participation in the Outraged Belarusians’ March 2.0.

Three weeks after the Outraged Belarusians’ March 2.0 in Minsk, Dzmitry Krumholts, the district inspector of the Oktyabrsky district police department of the Homel region, drafted a protocol against local activist of the United Civil Party Alena Lutskovich under Article 23.34 of the Administrative Code — participation in a demonstration in the Independence Square in the capital, which was not authorized by the Minsk city executive committee, Radio Liberty reports.

"According to the protocol, my fault is that I "publicly held a banner with the inscription "The Belarusian Army is a Serial Killer" and thus expressed my socio-political views.You see, expressing your views is already an offense in this country, as if we do not have a Constitution, which is supposed to guarantee the free expression of the citizens’ views,"— Aliona Lutskovich says.

The activist draws attention to the fact that at least three police structures — the Minsk and Homel Internal Affairs Administrations, as well as the Oktyabrsky district police department — worked on drafting the protocol. In Minsk, they watched videos and photos, took screenshots, requested the relevant materials in the citizenship and migration departments to identify the woman with the poster, wrote reports and sent them to Homel, and from there they forwarded the case to the Oktyabrsky district center (former Rudobelka) with the appropriate papers and resolutions.