Supreme Court turns down lawsuit by Speak the Truth campaign
Judge Mikalai Babkou has dismissed a lawsuit lodged by Uladzimir Niakliayeu and Siarhei Vazniak, contesting an earlier decision by the Ministry of Justice to deny registration to the civil campaign, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports.
This is the second time Speak the Truth is applying for an official status, after the Ministry of Justice refused to register the NGO, while part of its co-founders (including Niakliayeu) were under arrest and the campaign’s office was sealed up. The officials found several inaccuracies in the registration application, but the applicants were unable to correct them.
The second denial refers to a number of errors in the letter of guarantee by the owner of the office, who was ready to provide the NGO with a legal address. In reality, this is but one misprint in the birth date of the letter’s compiler.
As a result, the Ministry of Justice considered the mistake “incorrigible”.