2011 23/03
Рыгор Васілевіч, Менск

Ryhor Vasilievich, Мiеnsk

Indeed, the current situation shows us once again that Belarusian General Prosecutor’s Office systematically refuses to fulfil norms of international and constitutional standards towards the citizens of the country.

“Actions on behalf of a political party, other public association, religious organization or a fund which weren’t registered according to the established procedures are contrary to legislation of Republic of Belarus” – this “set expression” keeps on being used by officials from General Prosecutor’s Office in every answer to the head of Human Rights Centre “Viasna” Ales Bialiatsky. But human right defender’s reasoning that refusing registration to “Viasna” is lawless which is noted at UNO level and the article 193-1 of CC RB simply contradicts Constitution and international norms in the field of human rights, are constantly being ignored. The last response of Ryhor Vasilievich to Ales Bialiatsky was the same.

There was nothing new. “Official warning embodied and explained” – this is the “verdict” of Prosecutor General to the request about abolition of the warning to the chairman of Human Right Centre “Viasna”.

Mr.Bialiatsky sent a request on March 1 to the Prosecutor General in which the human rights defender once again reminded the story of official registration refusal to “Viasna”. To his opinion it was connected with an active observing mission during presidential elections of 2001. In 2007 UNO Human Rights Committee declared illegal actions of Belarusian authorities which violated International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. All further attempts to register “Viasna” officially gave no results.

Quoting spring96.org,

Prepared by Ales LETA,

Belarusian Legal Portal,


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