Другие материалы рубрики «English»
- Karatkevich asks election authorities to invalidate vote results
Tatsyana Karatkevich on Wednesday formally requested the central election commission to invalidate the results of Belarus' October 6-11 presidential election.
- EU foreign ministers agree to suspend sanctions against Belarus
At their meeting in Luxembourg on Monday, the European Union’s foreign ministers agreed to provisionally suspend the bloc’s restrictive measures against the Belarusian authorities.
- Five-year social and economic development to be adopted at All-Belarusian People’s Assembly
- Lukashenka said to have won with 83.49 percent
- Lukashenka warns of crackdown on further unsanctioned opposition protests
- Karatkevich votes for herself
- Lukashenka promises no shift in economic policy
- Rescuers stage massive exercise at sports center in Minsk
- Revelers in Minsk celebrate end of Butter Week
- Leaders of France, Germany, Russia, Ukraine arrive in Minsk for summit on Ukraine crisis
- United Kingdom’s Visa Application Center in Minsk moves into permanent office
- Minsk residents paying tribute to victims of Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris
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.