Supreme Court reaffirms decision to deny registration to Young Democrats
The Supreme Court of Belarus has reaffirmed the decision by the Ministry of Justice to disallow registration to the Young Democrats political party due to a number of misspellings in the body of the application. The founders of the party are sure the decision is groundless, since the few insignificant flaws could have been easily corrected upon the request of the Ministry of Justice. In their reply to the application, the registration officials have also stressed that the organization's name does not correspond to its Charter. The Supreme Court did not take this into consideration, but suported the stance of the Ministry in general.
According to representatives of the Young Democrats, the trial was another evidence of the traditional policy of the Ministry of Justice, who are doing their best to impare the work of legal NGOs and parties in the country.