BCD was denied a possibility to hold the registration Congress indoors
In mid-April the BCD filed 13 applications to various organizations in Minsk with a request to rent a conference hall - all of them were answered with refusals. Minsk City Executive Committee said that it can not assist the party in obtaining a venue for the Congress.
The Belarusian authorities do not leave
Christian Democrats other choice than applying to hold the Congress on Svabody
square in the centre of Minsk.
The BCD operates in Belarus since 2007. During this time, the Christian Democrats have held dozens of national and regional political and social campaigns (improvement of health care, education, regulation of the activities of religious organizations, care for environment, human rights, etc.). The BCD has had and has deputies in local councils of deputies; unfortunately, in the whole of Belarus presently there is only one member of the local council from democratic political parties; this person belongs to the BCD.
The BCD actively cooperates with sister parties in Germany, United States, Austria, Norway, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Ukraine and other countries.
Belarusian Christian Democrats send their plea of support and solidarity to all partners, parliaments and governments of EU states and United States. Your pressure on the Belarusian regime can make a difference!