Belarusian Christians demand to respect their rights

2009 2009-01-23T18:38:43+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

As a result of a round table discussion on the freedom of conscience in Belarus, the leading experts adopted a resolution with a demand to liberalize the Belarusian law ‘On the Freedom of Conscience and Religious Organizations’. 
The resolution mentions a number of facts of outrage against the rights of Belarusian Christians, including the recent repressive decision against the New Life Protestant church. The participants of the seminar called upon the Belarusian authorities to put an end to the systematic violations of the right to the freedom of conscience and reform the legislation to comply with the international standards.
The resolution also addresses the international human rights organizations, including the EuroCommission’s office in Belarus, with a proposition to hold a round table discussion on the issues with the participation of representatives of various churches and the state.