An Official Warning to the Belarusian Association of Journalists Left in Force

22.03.2010 19:03
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The Supreme Court of Belarus declined an appeal, submitted by theBelarusian Association of Journalists against an official warning,issued by the Ministry of Justice of Belarus in full.

The judge Anatol Tsierach announced the verdict at 2.30 pm on March 22, 2010.
As soon as the judge read the verdict, it came into effect. It will be
possible to appeal against the court decision to the Chairman of
Supreme Court of Belarus only.

The official warning to the Belarusian Association of Journalists was signed 13 January 2010 by the Deputy Minister of Justice Aliaksandr Simanau. The Ministry of Justice thinks official BAJ IDs illegally contains a words «Press». Moreover, the Ministry of Justice believes activity of the Legal Center for Media Protection attached to BAJ is «not provided for by the statutes of the organization.» Besides, the Ministry also complains about information about BAJ objectives on the web site of the Association not corresponding to the statute, BAJ Press-service informed.

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