On July 30, BAJ received a letter from the Supreme Court with the date of the preliminary hearing on the liquidation of BAJ.
The Ministry of Justice filed the case to liquidate the Belarusian Association of Journalists. The preliminary session open for public is scheduled for 11:00 on August 11 in the Supreme Court (Minsk, Arlouskaya str., 76, entrance 1).
The documents on the civil claim were signed by the judge of the Supreme Court Inesa Lazavikova. The formal reason for the liquidation is BAJ “failure to correct the violations revealed by the Ministry of Justice during the inspection, which began in June 2021”. BAJ leadership categorically disagree with that.