The authorities have banned the opposition to hold Aug. 16 march and rally to demand an international investigation into the disappearances of opposition politicians Viktor Gonchar and Yuri Zakharenko Krasovsky and journalist Dmitry Zavadsky. But the leaders of political parties and movements called for a share in the format of the "chains of the people" and come on August 16 at 18 hours with portraits of disappeared.
The leader of the Minsk city organization of the Belarusian Popular Front party Ivashkevich said on Wednesday that he visited the Minsk city executive committee, where he generally could not give a clear answer about the application. And today, in the mail came the next formal reply:
"In connection with the violation of paragraph 5 of the Law on Mass Events march and rally are prohibited. That's all. Like, is not duly executed application. Authorities actually hiding from the decision, actually gave runaround, is vague. "
What is in violation of registration, the applicants have not explained. Ivashkevich who filed similar claims in the Minsk city executive committee of about 50 times and thoroughly knows the procedure, called the refusal of the city authorities "anecdotal." Despite the ban of the authorities, decided to hold share, says Mr. Ivashkevich:
"We invite all to come on August 16 at the 18th hour of the Academy of Sciences of the portraits of the disappeared. Those people who are unable to make their own, will receive the portraits on the spot. The main task — to draw attention to the problem of missing Belarusian and world community. "
The action will be held in the format of "chains of those people."
The leader of the Belarusian Social Democratic bulk Stanislav Shushkevich drew attention to the following:
"We need to be very careful that there was no organized speeches that there was no podium, since they are not allowed. But that was possible more people with portraits of disappeared. It is simply our duty — to honor their memory. "
Chairman of the United Civil Party Anatoly Lebedko and the leader of the civil initiative "European Belarus" Andrei Sannikov talked about their visits to the embassies of Russia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Lithuania, China. The action of the interested foreign diplomats, and they intend to follow its progress.
Anatoly Lebedko and said that there is still no answer to the letter to the Attorney General's Office regarding the criminal case on the facts stated in the movie "The Godfather":
"August 7 we had to get from the Attorney General. But to date we have not received any response. The only thing we have achieved — the messages that this case is the prosecutor Bychko in production. However, apparently, so there's big problems, impossibly, that the prosecution, which should control the execution of the laws, she does not fulfill the current legislation. "
Now preparing to appeal the case to the European Parliament disappeared. Below it, signed by more than three dozen politicians, society and culture. Earlier requesting an international inquiry was sent to the UN Security Council.
The press conference turned to the civil society, representatives of human rights, civil society organizations calling for mass action out on August 16.