“Viasna” Gets Checked for Fifth Time Already
The four previous check-ups concerned regional branches of the PA HRC “Viasna”, Vitsebsk, Brest and Homel city branches and Minsk regional branch (the latter was liquidated on decision of “Viasna” Board). The wave of check-ups started immediately after the election to Local Deputy Soviets.
At present the Ministry of Justice decided to carry out the complete check-up of “Viasna” activity to find whether the organization statute corresponds to the acting legislation.
Valiantsin Stefanovich, lawyer of the PA HRC “Viasna” commented on it in the following way: “We will have to submit to the Justice Ministry reports about all sittings of our governing bodies including the General Assembly and enumerate all the measures that we took part in. It happens so that our public association, registered in 1999, gets checked-up every year: in 2001 there was an out-of-schedule check-up after the Presidential election, in 2002 – the scheduled check-up, at present – another unscheduled one.”