Другие материалы рубрики «English»
- Alleged subway bomb hoaxer, sex offender gets nine years in prison
A district judge in Minsk imposed a nine-year prison sentence on of a man arrested over an SMS message containing a hoax bomb threat and later charged with sexual offenses...
- Contact Group on Ukraine adopts memorandum
The Contact Group on Ukraine adopted a memorandum in the early hours of Saturday as a result of six-hour talks in Minsk, which provided for the establishment...
- CIS Executive Committee silent on whether Ukraine will participate in summit in Minsk
- Human rights defender Alena Tankachova may be stripped of her residence permit
- Russian watchdog says that banned EU food continues to be smuggled from Belarus
- Belarus to sign agreement with Chile on visa-free travel for holders of diplomatic passports
- Belarusians of North America hold conference in New York
- Minsk hosts first-ever Belarusian-language sports festival
- Waste heaps in Belaruskali potash mining area
- Exhibition of Belarusian-grown grape in Minsk
- Minsk hosts Belarusian Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
- Forest protection workers take to skies to detect wildfires
Thirteen books to be removed from stores over extremist content
Thirteen books printed and distributed by Khrystsiyanskaya Initsyyatyva (Christian Initiative), a Minsk-based publishing company which was once co-owned by the Russian Orthodox Church, are to be removed from stores over extremist content.
In an interview with BelaPAN, Pavel Radzivonaw, a departmental chief at the Prosecutor General’s Office, said that the authorities planned to remove the books from all sources available to the reader. “All information about ZAO Khrystsiyanskaya Initsyyatyva is now being generalized and studied for the further legal assessment of the activity of this company,” he said.
Minsk’s Savetski District Court ruled in December 2008 that the books foment ethnic and religious hatred and contain calls for violence. Experts described the books as anti-Semitic and portraying Judaism negatively.
Uladzimir Chartovich, director general of the controversial company, filed an appeal, but the Minsk City Court upheld the ruling on February 26.
The company was founded in the late 1990s with a view to "satisfying Orthodox communities' demand for religious service and educational literature."
In 2006, the Minsk diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church in Belarus ended its partnership with the company and demanded that it stop using Orthodox symbols and language.