MP IVAN PASHKEVICH PERSECUTED FOR STANDING AGAINST DISCRIMINATION LAW "ON FREEDOM OF CONSCIOUSNESS AND RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS"

2003 2003-01-31T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Head of Stolin city council received a letter, written on behalf of Orthodox residents of Stolin and Stolin district. They say the following about Ivan Pashkevich, member of the Chamber of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus:
"He took a strongly negative stand about the draft law "About Freedom of Consciousness and Religious Organizations". The preamble of this draft law confirms the special role of traditional churches, primarily the Orthodox Church, in forming the Belarusian nation. It also creates the legal mechanism to oppose the spreading of destructive and alien to our society new religious movements.
MP Ivan Pashkevich has repeatedly spoken in the mass media against the Orthodox Church, defending the neo-Cults.
His actions burden our consciousness before God and our descendents (…) We ask you to appoint the date and place of the Meeting for raising the issue of revocation of MP Ivan Pashkevich"

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