Minsk Authorities Leave Hunger-striker’s Demands Unsatisfied

2006 2006-10-13T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

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As the deputy chair of Minsk State Executive Committee Mikhal Tsitsiankou told Interfax on Thursday, Minsk authorities urge the religious community New Life to carry out their religious activity in compliance with the acting Belarusian legislation. The city administration calls upon Minsk religious community New Life to start an effective dialogue and obey the laws of the state’, M.Tsitsiankou said. He pointed out that ‘the administration of the community has been frequently warned that their religious activity infringes the law On freedom of conscience and religious organizations in Belarus as well as the law On mass actions’.

Moreover, as M.Tsitsiankou remarked, Minsk State Executive Committee ‘isn’t going to let turning a fire-hazardous cowshed into a temple’.

At present the hunger-strike of protest is maintained by 214 persons. Today the building of the New Life church where the hunger-strike is taking place has been visited by the OSCE representative Fiona Frazer.