Last week, about 50 public organizations and institutions were closed down in Belarus by the decision of executive committees. Now the turn has come to public associations: there are 25 of them on the list. Compulsory liquidation of public associations and foundations is possible only by a court decision. Most of the court hearings will take place between 27 July and 4 August.
Among the organizations on the liquidation list are the Dobra foundation which organized the social projects contest Social Weekend, human rights organization Zviano, youth center Fialta, a number of other human rights, environmental, and educational organizations, and even associations of Poles and Lithuanians in Belarus.