MPs approve bill on combating extremism

During the recent fifth session of the House of Representatives, the MPs passed the bill “On Amendments to the Law on Combating Extremism” in the first reading, BelTA informs.

The draft law was submitted to the House of Representatives by the Council of Ministers.

Chairman of the House of Representatives Uladzimir Andreichanka opened the session with the following words:

“Unlike in many countries, our legislation is too liberal to give symmetrical responses to new forms of extremism and information aggression.”

Meeting of the House of Representatives on April 2. Photo:

The bill proposes to establish a special term for accelerated consideration of cases in civil proceedings against organizations with signs of extremism, as well as recognition of symbols and attributes, information products as extremist materials.

Also, internal affairs bodies would be able to get the function activities coordinator to combat extremism.