18 January 2018, Thursday, 16:47

Aliaksandr Dabravolski: It is not a sovereign matter of a state to torture the nation


Belarusian authorities are trying to stand for their right to rule forever, the politician believes.

Today the Belarusian MFA stated that the introduction of a special UN reporter on Belarus is politically motivated and aimed at intervening into Belarusian domestic issues.

“It is all very simple – these are the citizens of Belarus who should decide who will be in power. But as long as the current establishment wants to remain in power forever, it tries to present all that as the domestic issues”, - a member of the Political Council of the United Civic Party (UCP) Aliaksandr Dabravolski told the charter97.org web-site.

According to the politician, it is not a sovereign matter of the state to observe the international agreements, signed by Belarus:

“But the people of Belarus may have a different opinion. That the UN all in all wants for the people to decide who should be in power tells exactly about that. The attempt to present the tortures against the nation as a country’s domestic issues was not successful and has never been successful in other countries. It is important to keep the standards in mind – Belarus has accepted the international pact on civil and political rights, which it has to observe. It is also not a domestic issue”.

The statements of the Belarusian party are no longer able to worsen the diplomatic relations with other countries, Aliaksandr Dabravolski noted:

“It cannot be any worse than the harm caused by our leadership. They have made quarrels with all the civilized countries and are looking for some friends in the regions of Latin America, Asia etc. But the UN’s attention is very important for Belarusians. When any civic activity is suppressed, when doing politics leads to losing one’s job, people need to know that they are remembered and supported”.