The Ministry of Information will fight against extremism and terrorism
The Ministry of Information, together with the Border and Customs Committees of Belarus, can be included into the list of state establishments that fight against terrorism and extremism.
This norm is provided by amendments to some laws of the Republic of Belarus. The draft bill has been approved today in the first reading in the House of Representatives.
The chairperson of the KGB Vadzim Zaytsau – who introduced the document – said it was necessary to add the Border and Customs Committees to the list of state security bodies, agencies of the interior and prosecutor’s office, because their absence from the list “created some obstacles for confiscation of informational products while moving it across the border of Belarus”.
The chair of the KGB explained that adding the Ministry of Information to the list would help to prevent spreading forbidden information in the media.