The Ministry of Justice refused to register "Young Christian Democrats"
The Ministry of Justice of the Republic
of Belarus refused to provide the legal status to the civil
association "Young Christian Democrats". This information
was provided to BelaPAN by the responsible secretary of the
organizing committee of the Belarusian Christian Democracy Dzianis
One month ago the ministry suspended the registration process and demanded to be provided with some additional documents, including a paper confirming the presence of the YCD participants in the constituent assembly of the organization. The NGO considered this demand as illegal and therefore didn't submit this paper to the ministry.
The constituent assembly had been held on 3 November 2012 with the participation of 60 delegates from all parts of Belarus. According to the organization charter, the YCD is a national youth association which unites people on a voluntary basis for joint realization of civil, social, cultural and other rights. YCD is a secular and non-religious association whose activities spread on the whole territory of Belarus.