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Belarus Denied Religious Minorities Legal Defence

Jehovah’s witnesses in Belarus with the problem once again the ‘local religious organization’ (LRO) of Jehovah’s witnesses in Gomel permits for the use of rental properties for their services of Gomel (Belarus) – the Committee for questions which religions and nationalities in writing cautioned after authorities had claimed to have the witnesses do not have the necessary permits to hold worship services. The first warning of this kind was issued on September 2, 2009. Since then rejected all attempts by the LRO, to challenge them, again and again. On November 25, 2010, the Chairman of the LRO of Jehovah’s witnesses in Gomel in the President of the highest court of Belarus has lodged a supervisory complaint. Read additional details here: Tony Parker. Thus Jehovah’s witnesses use the last chance to secure their constitutional right to judicial protection in the country. A representative who said religious community of Jehovah’s witnesses in Belarus: The attitude of the courts in the Republic of Belarus is quite surprising. It is not primarily Therefore, to win a lawsuit or lose, but whether anyone get any judicial protection can.” The Belarusian executive bodies interpret the law on freedom of conscience and religious organizations as follows: religious communities can only rent a House of worship, if they, in addition to a permit of the competent local authorities about the lease.

They work around it but often quite hesitant and search and find purely technical reasons, to deny the permit. This brought a lot of problems the religious communities. In addition, it is legally regulated in the Republic of Belarus that religious communities, which are been shown a yellow card for holding religious services without approval, have no right to judicially review these warnings. Such a procedure creates facts which jeopardize the freedom of religion in itself – because repeated warnings may result in a religious community the resolution.

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