’Young Front’ appeals registration denial at Supreme Court

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The international youth organization Young Front that possesses an official registration in Czech, has lodged a lawsuit with the Supreme Court against the refusal of the Belarusian Ministry of Justice to register it with the state. As said by its leader Zmitser Dashkevich, the founders of the organization draw the attention of the court to the discriminative nature of the registration denial, its biasness and the existence of the ‘presumption of guilt’ towards activists of the Young Front.

On 1 April the Ministry of Justice issued the sixth registration denial to the Young Front. One of the reasons is that 43 founders of the organization (more than a half), including almost all members of the governing structure, had received administrative punishments.

According to Mr. Dashkevich, by its answer the Ministry of Justice maintains an absurd vicious circle. ‘The authorities consider as illegal the future actions of the organization they haven’t registered and don’t register it for this reason, therefore provoking activities on behalf of unregistered organization, which contradicts to the legislation,’ commented Zmitser.