Hrodna Association of Belarusian Language Expelled from Office

2004 2004-04-26T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Hrodna organization of Frantsysk Skaryna Association of Belarusian Language received the ultimatum to leave its headquarters within month’s term. Otherwise, the housing services of Hrodna threat to sue against the association to economic court.

The head of Hrodna ABL organization Mikola Markevich was surprised at finding about the eviction as the organization timely paid its monthly rent. Hrodna Leninski Borough Housing Enterprise issued to him the paper where it was said that the organization was evicted from the building for the unauthorized placing of the “Den” newspaper editorial office on the territory of its headquarters.

“In think they want leave the Association of Belarusian Language outdoors. I think that it is a manifestation of the present state policy – to eradicate everything Belarusian”, -- stated Mikola Markevich in his interview to RFE/RL.