19 January 2018, Friday, 16:27

Lyabedzka: OSCE wants to discuss crime fighting with criminal


Taking a decision on inviting Lukashenka's representatives, the OSCE didn't ask the opinion of the Belarusian society.

The head of the United Civil Party, Anatol Lyabedzka, comments for charter97.org on participation of the Belarusian delegation in the OSCE conference “Internet 2013: Shaping polices to advance media freedom” in Vienna on February 14-15.

“It is the inner decision of the Europeans. The EU officials might have different motives for inviting representatives of the Belarusian dictator. Perhaps, Brussels invites representatives of factually law-enforcement bodies to the discussion 'The Multi-Stakeholder Approach to Internet Governance' to prevent total control over the Internet in Belarus,” the politician noted.

He stressed that the OSCE might be guided by pragmatism, which overweighted the values that European politicians discuss so often.

“Presence of representatives of the independent Belarusian media at the event is very important. If you take a sober look at the situation, the discussion of liberalisation on the Internet with representatives of the Belarusian dictator is a talk with a criminal about crime fighting,” Anatol Lyabedzka said.

Belarus participates in the OSCE conference “Internet 2013: Shaping policies to advance media freedom”, which is being held in Vienna on February 14-15.

The official Belarusian delegation is led by Uladzimir Rabavolau, the first deputy head of the Operational and Analytical Centre under the aegis of Lukashenka.