Young Democrats: They just cavil at us
13:39, — Politics
The Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Ministry of Justice to deny registration for Young Democrats organisation.
The Ministry of Justice refused to register the youth branch of the United Civil Party (UCP) in June 2013.
“The validity check found numerous errors in the documents filed by the organisation Young Democrats for state registration,” the press service of the Ministry of Justice said.
The ministerial press service assures that applicants failed to provide all information required by the Law on Public Organisations in the lists of founders of the organisation and says that “the identity of those presenting at the founding meeting was not proven”.
The Ministry of Justice said that the sampling check of the persons on the lists revealed inaccurate information given about some founders from the Hrodna region, so the lists were declared invalid.
“We expected the refusal, because the decision of the Ministry of Justice is clearly politically motivated. We are unlikely to take any actions. We are going to continue our work in our current status. The UCP has a provision on the party's youth organisation that gives us little legalisation, though there's a danger that part 1 of article 193 of the Criminal Code can be applied to us. Actually the Ministry of Justice just cavilled at us. The law gives three months to fix errors, but we were not offered to fix them. The Ministry of Justice just decided to deny registration due to these small faults,” Dzmitry Kavalhin, an activists of Young Democrats, said to charter97.org.