Ministry of Justice threatens Belarusian Popular Front

2012 2012-08-02T17:03:36+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The BPF party received a letter from the Ministry of Justice over “violations of requirements of legislation and the party statute”.

The letter enlists the violations related to record management, lists of party members, official correspondence forms and using party symbols. The Ministry notes these violations may be a ground to issue a written warning to the BPF party. Deputy minister of justice Ihar Tushynski offers the party to remove defects withing a month.

BPF head Aliaksei Yanukevich supposes the close attention of the ministry is caused by BPF's activity ahead of the elections. He promises party's activity will only grow after the nomination of parliamentary candidates.

“We have informed the Ministry of Justice about calling an unscheduled BPF congress in compliance with the law. Shortly afterwards, we received this letter with criticism. I do not rule out they are preparing grounds to doubt the legality of nomination candidates from our party,” the BPF press service quotes Yanukevich.

The BPF head also notes the party already gave explanations on most of the disputable critical remarks. Nevertheless, the BPF party plans to corrects the mistakes pointed out by the Ministry of Justice.

“We are getting prepared for the congress to propose our members as parliamentary candidates. We will do our best not to give grounds to dispute the decisions of the party supreme body,” Yanukevich said.

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