International Committee for the Protection of freedom and civil society expresses its extreme concern that took place today, the facts of cruel persecution of the peaceful demonstration in Minsk by the Belarusian police. Such reprisals from the authorities suggest that the regime sought to intimidate the citizens of Belarus and to prevent the construction in this country of civil society.
The Constitution of Belarus guarantees citizens the right to peaceful demonstration and freedom of expression. Belarusian authorities against demonstrators using brute force, thus make it clear that these rights exist in Belarus only on paper. Obviously, this situation is in no way inconsistent with generally accepted throughout the civilized world standards of democracy.
International Committee for the Protection of freedom and civil society expressed the hope that the senior Belarusian government properly analyze the abuse took place today of law enforcement agencies and punish those guilty of violating the constitutional rights of citizens of Belarus. International Committee of the defense of freedom and civil society expressed the hope that Later the citizens of Belarus will be provided with a real right to freedom of peaceful demonstrations and public expression of their views.
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