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Authorities shut down Belarusian PEN center
2021.08.10 12:30
The Belarusian Supreme Court has decided to liquidate the Belarusian PEN Center.

It was the Belarusian justice ministry that sought to revoke the registration of the PEN Center in court, the organization reports. She received a letter about the lawsuit on July 22.

The decision on the official liquidation of the Belarusian PEN Center was taken by Judge Hanna Sakalouskaya; the prosecutor's last name is Kavalchuk; Pechkurou, a representative of the Ministry of Justice, was present at the hearing.

The PEN Center office was raided in another round of reprisals in July. The search took place at a legal address where no one was physically present because the office is operating remotely due to the pandemic.

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The Belarusian PEN Center is an association of professional writers (the name comes from the trio “poets, essayists and novelists”) founded in 1989. It organizes a long series of literary prizes and festivals, a residency for young writers in Vilnius, a translation workshop and a creative writing school. He is a member of the International PEN Club. It is chaired by eminent Belarusian writer and Nobel Laureate Svetlana Alexievich; the deputy head is the poet Tatsyana Nyadbai.

Its members are Uladzimir Arlou, Natallya Babina, Alherd Bakharevich, Ales Byalyatski, Lyavon Volski, Adam Hlobus, Syarhei Dubavets, Maksim Zhbankou, Andrey Kureichyk, Maryia Martysevich, Viktar Martsinovich, Uladzimir Nyaklyayr and many other writers from Kadzimir Nyaklyayeu, Andhadan Kyduta andreyuta Ksaduta, Alyaksduta and Dreyuta Kuta, Alyaksuta Kishuta, Andreyaksuta Ksidanim Zhbankou. and people from different professions associated with literature.

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Ministry of Justice wants to liquidate Belarusian Writers' Union
August 17, 2021 at 3:01 am

The Ministry of Justice brought an action in the Supreme Court against the liquidation of the Belarusian Writers' Union. This was reported in the organization's telegram channel. As specified, civil proceedings have been opened.

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On August 24, the Supreme Court scheduled an investigation to prepare for the trial.

"Everything is expected, the letter has arrived," commented the Belarusian Writers' Union.

This year, NGOs were first searched and detained by employees, then forced to shut down. At least 50 structures well known to civil society are being liquidated at the initiative of local authorities.

Recently, many public bodies have already been liquidated. Among them, for example, the Belarusian PEN Center, the social and information institution "Equality and justice", the cultural and educational institution "Brest Aazis", the cultural and educational institution "European Brama" and the institution of information and advice "Agency Propus" and many others.