Christian Democrates Are Decisively Denied Registration
The Supreme Court refused on 14 October to examine the complaint of Belarusian Christian Democracy party organizational committee considering the Ministry of Justice refusal to register the party. BCD was presented at court by the party’s co-chairman Vital Rymasheuski and Minsk coordinator Volha Kavalkova.
“The refusal is totally illegal. The court session went by a previously written scenario. The court refused our petition for witnesses, including those who denied their constituent signatures under the pressure of local authorities. In fact, the verdict was ready before the session took place”, – noted Vital Rymasheuski.
According to him, the refusal shows us that there is now liberalization in Belarus. “The regime bears the first fruits of “liberalrization”. The mass violation of Constitution-given freedom of associations continues in Belarus. We will inform international community about it. We also ask citizens of Belarus to unite to protect their legal interests. Today the facts tell us that neither courts, neither attorneys and other phoney governing bodies do not protect common people but the ruling top. There are no basic elements of democracy in Belarus”, – the BCD co-chairman noted.
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