Vital Rymasheuski: Regime is preparing lists for case of mass repressions
Registration of organizational structures of parties – is Belarusian authorities’ reaction to the events in Ukraine.
The opinion came from a co-chairman of the organizational committee for creation of the party Belarusian Christian Democracy (BChD) Vital Rymasheuski as he commented for the charter97.org web-site on the requirement to register organizational structures of parties and public associations.
“Very recently the regime, on the contrary, refused to register political parties and public associations, depriving them of the possibility to operate legally. Now the authorities changed the tactic and want to count all the activists and all the units of public associations and political parties. Without a doubt, this is being done in order to have a data base for the case of mass repressions. Obviously, such actions are a reaction to what is happening in Ukraine”, – he claimed.
In the politician’s opinion, “the regime makes the tough laws even tougher and reinsures itself by adopting new versions of the laws “On martial law” and ”On political parties”.
“I think, this cannot strongly affect the work of political parties and public associations in Belarus, since Lukashenka has deprived organizations and even more so parties of the possibility to work and operate adequately. None of the forms of political activities in Belarus is now available: rallies get banned, it is impossible to print legally etc. This is on the one hand. On the other, it is obvious that the existence of these or those laws never stopped so-called courts and repressive agencies of the regime”, – Vital Rymasheuski added.
We would remind that by the resolution of the Council of Ministers number 141 as of 18 February 2014 were adopted the Provisions on the procedure on the registration of organizational units of political parties and public associations and Provisions on the procedure of the termination of activities of such organizational units. The resolutions have come into force on 20 February.