Ministry of Justice Warns Union of Belarusian Writers

2004 2004-04-13T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

According to RFE/RK, the Ministry of Justice completed the check-up of the activity of the Union of Belarusian Writers and composed a list of the found law violations.

The Ministry of Justice states: “At the entrance of the building where the juridical address of the association is placed, there hangs a shield with the name that doesn’t correspond to the registered one and, moreover, makes use of the former state emblem of the Republic of Belarus”.

Among the stated violations there are also the facts that some of the Union members live outside Belarus and that the Union members don’t pay the membership fees regularly.

For these violations the Ministry of Justice issued a written warning to Belarusian Union of Writers. In the text of the warning it was said that in the case if the violations, mentioned in the warning, repeat during the year, the organization will be liquidated. The writers intend to express their reaction to the Ministry of Justice on 15 April, at the extended sitting of the union board.