Poet Henadz Buraukin speaks in support of Nasha Viasna
The famous Belarusian poet and translator Henadz Buraukin has commented on the registration of the Nasha Viasna human rights organization.
‘There are human rights activists in every country and every society. Belarus is no exception. Although, on the one hand, the state should first of all maintain the fundamental rights of its citizens as provided by the Constitution, secure their freedoms, on the other hand, it has to make its officials respond for the implementation of their duties in the field of human rights.
On the other hand, in case the human rights activity is supported by the society or its part represented by human rights NGOs, watching over the implementation of human rights, finding drawbacks, and working out recommendations for state officials – this is done for the sake of a common cause.
The human rights center Viasna is reputed as an influential organizations, both in Belarus and abroad, its members having rich experience – therefore the possibility of working legally can contribute to the international reputation of the state.’