Mikhas Pashkevich speaks in support of Nasha Viasna
Mikhas Pashekvich, leader of the UCPB’s youth wing ‘Young Democrats’, has commented on the situation with the registration of the Nasha Viasna human rights organization.
‘The registration of Nasha Viasna is necessary to enable the professionals work freely and efficiently.
The lists of the Ministry of Justice include a lot of puppet NGOs that nobody knows and nobody needs, only necessary for the sake of creating the décor. At the same time, members of Viasna have proved their competence, constantly running the risk of being prosecuted for illegal activities under Article 193. So the issue of Nasha Viasna’s registration might be another touchstone for Belarus.
I do hope that the government will behave sensibly and refrain from confusing human rights activity with politics.’