Belarus: satisfaction at registration of opposition movement

“I wish to congratulate the activists of the Tell the Truth opposition movement for their perseverance and their engagement in the political life of Belarus”, said Andrea Rigoni (Italy, ALDE), rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on the situation in Belarus.

“Ms Karatkevich, the co-Chairperson of this movement, has also been actively involved in our Assembly’s activities, and I hope that this trend will continue and that other opposition parties and human rights organisations can also rapidly obtain registration,” he added.

On 26 April 2017, the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy called on the Belarusian government to remove undue practical and legal obstacles to the registration of political parties, independent civil society and human rights organisations, and to ensure full respect of the freedom of association.

The Assembly is due to discuss the report during the June part-session.