“Tell the Truth” didn't succeed in appealing registration denial
Supreme Court of Belarus dismissed the complaint of the campaign
"Tell the Truth" at the refusal of the Ministry of Justice
to register the public association. The corresponding decision was
voiced on 7 August by Judge Valiantsin Kulik. The Ministry of Justice
explained its refusal to register the association by a reference to
two "irremediable" violations.
According to the Ministry of Justice, one of the violations is the expired guarantee letter for the provision of a legal address to the association. However, representatives of “Tell the Truth” argue that the letter was valid during the presentation of the documents to the ministry (on 8 May). “The term of its action ended on 31 May and the Ministry of Justice protracted the time for as long as they could and then stated that we didn't have a legal address. However, we could bring them a new guarantee letter any time”, pointed an activist of the campaign Siarhei Vazniak.
Mr. Vazniak also called the second violation, drawn by the Ministry of Justice, a plain stupidity of the state officials. “The Ministry of Justice state that the number of the members of the Board of our association is not specified. In fact, it is determined – there are five members in the Board, and their surnames were listed. There are no violations at all,” emphasized the activist.
The latest Constituent Assembly of "Tell the Truth" was held on 13 April in Minsk. It was attended by about 60 delegates from the regions of Belarus and Minsk. The leader of the civil campaign “Tell the Truth!”, candidate at the presidential election of 2011 Uladzimir Niakliayeu was elected its chairman and Andrei Dzmitryieu was elected his deputy.
The aim of the association is to "promote the building of a democratic constitutional and socially oriented state in Belarus, the development of civil society and the people's economy and strengthening of the patriotic traditions of the Belarusian people".
This was the third attempt of the civil campaign "Tell the Truth" to obtain the official registration.
The first constituent assembly of the national research and educational institution "Tell the Truth!" was held at the end of November 2010 and the second – in June 2011.