OAC under Lukashenka stands to turn off Internet in Belarus

Andrei Paulyuchenka. Photo: house.gov.by

On April 2, Andrei Paulyuchenka, Head of the Operative Analytical Center under Alyaksandr Lukashenka and Mikalai Shauchuk, chairman of the Standing Committee of the House of Representatives on Agrarian Policy presented a bill to amend the law “On Telecommunications”.

The document suggests granting the OAC the right to suspend or limit the operation of telecommunications networks and facilities in certain cases, the website of the House of Representatives informs.

Mikalai Shauchuk. Photo: house.gov.by

Telecommunications operators’ failure to comply with the requirements of the OAC will be considered a gross violation of the law on licensing in the field of communications.

However, the operators will not be penalized if they comply with the OAC requirements and violate other licensing requirements as a result. Also it will not be the basis for their liability for losses caused to users of telecommunications services.