The Prosecutor Office of Miensk refused to institute legal proceedings against anti-Semite publishers.

2004 2004-10-14T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Radio Liberty informs about that. The Prosecutor refused to institute legal proceedings against a publishing company “Pravaslaunaja initsyjatyva” (“Orthodox initiative”). Belarusian union of Jewish associations applied to the Prosecutors office with such a request in March 2004. The organization asked to institute proceedings against the firm “Pravaslaunaja initsyjatyva” for distribution of information that unleashed religious and national confrontation and which also were directed to offend national feelings of the Jews. The union attracted attention to the book “War on the meanness rules” published by “Pravaslaunaja initsyjatyva” .

The chairperson of the union of Jewish organization in Belarus, Jakaw Basin called the refusal of the Prosecutor “to be a rather tendentious which does not reflect the real situation in the country in connection with the problem of anti-Semitism”. The management of the union are going to contest the decision of Miensk Prosecutor in higher institutions.