KGB interferes with registration of Christian Democrats

2009 2009-01-27T16:53:38+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

KGB officers are trying to intimidate members of the Organizing committee for foundation of the Belarusian Christian Democracy party.

More than 100 persons have already come out as founders of the Belarusian Christian Democracy in Vitsebsk, Polatsk, Chashniki and Haradok. The organising Committee for foundation of the BCD started meetings for registration of the party. The list of more than 100 persons should be collected for that. At the same time, the KGB is trying to intimidate potential founders of the party.

“People feel that there is a long-felt need to create a new political force ground on Christian principles and Belarusian patriotism,” said the co-chairman of the Organising committee for foundation of the BCD Paval Sevyarynets.

However, the registered facts of interference from the state organs in registration of the party. According to the press-service of the Belarusian Christian Democracy organising committee, KGB officers phoned to potential founders of the party and threaten them with problems in case they would participate in its activities.

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