21 January 2018, Sunday, 13:48

MFA to consider journalist's complaint about MFA


The government has refused to consider a complaint of a Hrodna-based journalist about the denial of accreditation.

It is reported by Viasna human rights centre.

Viktar Parfionenka, who works for Radio Racyja, has applied to the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for official accreditation for six times, but all his applications were declined. He has sent a package of documents to the Ministry for the seventh time. The MFA explains the latest rejection by the absence of a copy of the passport in the package of documents, though the journalist had attached it. This time, the Parfionenka made a list of all documents attached.

Parfionenka also filed a complaint about the MFA to the Council of Ministers. The journalist hoped that PM Mikhail Miasnikovich would give instructions to the officials to evaluate the actions of the MFA, but the official answer of the Council of Ministers shows it won't happen. The Council of Ministers resent the complaint to the MFA, the agency which the journalist complained about.