Supreme Court liquidates Belarusian Language Society

On November 8, the Supreme Court convened to discuss the liquidation of the public association “Belarusian Language Society.” The Court decided to liquidate the organization, Alena Anisim, head of BLS, reports.

The Supreme Court was to have considered the liquidation case of the Belarusian Language Society on August 27, but the hearing was postponed indefinitely. Alena Anisim had filed the petitions, and they were satisfied. That’s why the consideration was postponed.

On July 14, the office of BLS was searched, and all equipment was confiscated. The NGO received two warnings which it didn’t manage to appeal in time.

The Belarusian Language Society, named after Francysk Skaryna, was founded in 1989. Today, the Association includes about 450 local organizations and communities in Belarus and abroad and has over 6 thousand members.

For 32 years of its existence, the BLS has been protecting the linguistic rights of the citizens and promoting the development of the Belarusian language and culture.