“Belarusian Association of Young Politicians” To Be Liquidated

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The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

According to www.belngo.info, at 10 a.m. on 14 April the Supreme Court of Belarus will consider the suit of the Ministry of Justice for liquidation of the republican public association “Belarusian Association of Young Politicians”. The formal reason for the liquidation is the difference between the registered address and the real situation of the organization office. Besides, the organization is charged with having changed the title “president of BAYP” to “head of BAYP” too late, in December 2003.

According to the organization head Aliaksandr Tsynkevich, the Ministry of Justice also refers to the fact that some time ago the organization stamp didn’t meet the ministry standards. However, the mistakes in the stamp were corrected on the initiative of BAYP members. It’s worth mentioning that for the five years of its existence BAYP never received a warning. In January 2004, after a sitting of the BAYP Board the organization submitted to the ministry the request to introduce changes to its statute concerning its juridical address and the title of its head. The Ministry of Justice filed the liquidation suit to the Supreme Court instead of reacting to the request.

“From the very beginning the Ministry of Justice had a negative attitude to the organization. The association was registered on court verdict (it was the third attempt). According to the Law on public associations, the Ministry of Justice doesn’t have reasons even to warn us. They decided to liquidate us”, -- says Tsynkevich.

So, the attention of the liquidators from the Ministry of Justice now is focused on youth organizations – “Maladaya Hramada” has been closed already, now the case of the public association “New Groups” is being considered.