General Prosecutor’s Office warns Vital Rymasheuski
The General Prosecutor’s Office has given an official warning to presidential candidate for the BCD Vital Rymasheuski. It claims that it is illegal to encourage people to participate in mass rallies in Minsk, which are not sanctioned by the authorities. The candidate was informed about this decision by Pavel Radzivonau, head of the Legal Department of the General Prosecutor’s Office of Belarus.
On 22 November, while making his first TV address Vital Rymasheuski called people to come to Kastrychnitskaya Square in Minsk in order to meet with the presidential candidates.
According to the Belarusian Telegraph Agency (BelTA), the General Prosecutor’s Office reminds that it is forbidden to hold street rallies on Kastrychnitskaya Square, Independence Square, Yakub Kolas Square and in a number of other places in the capital.
“The General Prosecutor’s Office finds any appeals to hold unsanctioned street events unconstructive and violating the law”, said Pavel Radzivonau. According to him, The General Prosecutor’s Office has already prepared an official written warning which will be handed over to Vital Rymasheuski personally.
However, Mr Rymasheuski declares that the meeting on the square will take place in spite of anything.
Press centre of the Belarusian Christian Democracy