25 Oct 2011

OSCE asks Lukashenko Not to Tighten Law on Public Organizations

Audronius Ažubalis, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, presiding in the OSCE, expressed concern about the tightening conditions of social and political activities in Belarus at the legislative level. October 24, Lithuanian Foreign Minister urged the Belarusian president not to sign the amendments to the law on public organizations and state security agencies.


"I urge Lukashenko not to sign the amendments and to refrain from further violations of commitments within the OSCE by introducing new restrictions on civil society in Belarus. I am deeply concerned at these new restrictions, and once again call on the Belarusian president to stop political persecution," said Audronius Ažubalis.