RONALD POFALLA: BEHAVIOR OF OFFICIAL AUTHORITIES TOWARDS BCD CANNOT BE JUSTIFIED
"...You suffered from undemocratic cynical repressions of Lukashenka's regime: many members of BCD were either fired from their jobs or forced to quit, some were taken to the military, some expelled from universities. BCD members were interrogated and harassed. In the end the Ministry of Justice refused to register the party for no reason. You also came through a lot of difficulties in organizing this Congress.
The behaviour of Belarusian authorities cannot be justified. That is why I demand once again that state bodies of Belarus should stop all the respessive actions with regard to democratic activists, respect human rights and freedoms, conduct democratic reforms. Only on this conditions Belarus can become a part of Europe of XXI century.
Dear friends, you overcame all the obstacles and gathered together again to found your party officially. I wish you luck on behalf of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany, and I assure you that we will continue to syupport your efforts to achieve peaceful and democratic future for Belarus", - stated Ronald Pofalla.