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Henadz Fiadynich: Authorities Are Now Afraid Of Everything, Everyone

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Henadz Fiadynich: Authorities Are Now Afraid Of Everything, Everyone
HENADZ FIADYNICH
PHOTO: PRACA-BY.INFO

The regime is showing its weakness.

A massive purge of the third sector is taking place in Belarus. Officially it is known about 57 liquidated public organizations. The lists of organizations to be destroyed are updated daily. What does a total purge mean and how will it end? The leader of the REP Trade Union Henadz Fiadynich shared his opinion with the website praca-by.info.

- All public structures that are not under the control of the state are being liquidated. The authorities today are afraid of everything and everyone, and therefore they are closing down legal and social organizations that help people with disabilities. The state demonstrates its weakness by trying to drive civil society into the ghetto.

The mop-up operation takes place not only at the national but also at the regional level. Does the government really think that without political reforms, without concern for the welfare of citizens, they can destroy something that benefits the society?

I think 57 liquidated organizations is not the final figure, it will increase. Who's next in line? The next may be small and medium-sized businesses that work without regard to the state, independent trade unions will be under closer scrutiny - they also work independently in the interests of working people, and not under the control of the Federation of Trade Unions. The further development of events is impossible to predict.

One thing is certain: they cannot sterilize civil society.