Supreme Court of Belarus Leaves in Force Warning to Belarusian Social Democratic Hramada
Belarusian Social Democratic Hramada applied to the Supreme Court, asking to set aside the warning that was issued by the Ministry of Justice to BSDH and three more parties for urges to take part in the action of solidarity with the “Narodnaya Volia” newspaper, “Chain of Concerned Readers”, on behalf of coalition “5+”. These urges were published in “Narodnaya Volia”.
The head of the party Stanislaw Shushkevich proved to the court that the coalition “5+” was a public movement that united members of different political and public organizations, who invited citizens to the action. Belarusian Social Democratic Hramada didn’t invite people to the action, so the warning of the Ministry of Justice is lawless. Nevertheless, judge Filimanikhina didn’t satisfy the BSDH complaint.
-- It’s impossible to accuse the party, but you see what’s going on: as far as the coalition is not a juridical body, so there’s no organization to give warning to. Now, let’s warn a political party. I think it’s the best anecdote.
Similar warnings were issued to three more political parties – Belarusian People’s Front, United Civil Party and Party of Communists of Belarus.
According to RFE/RL