Human rights activists oppose the resumption of blacklists musicians

"The presence of" black lists ", the practice of banning performances, radio and TV broadcasting music and other works of art is nothing but a manifestation of obscurantism, which returns Belarus during the communist past," — said in a statement, the human rights center "Viasna".

"These lists clearly indicate the existence of censorship in the country, which is directly prohibited by the Constitution Republic of Belarus (…) Human Rights Center "Viasna" considers this practice unacceptable and calls on the Belarusian authorities to immediately halt its "- says in a statement.

Lawyers "Spring" ready to assist musicians in upholding constitutional rights.

March 2 appeared on the Internet a list of 30 artists and cultural groups and 15 who have spoken in support of democracy in Belarus and demanded the release of political prisoners.

Those who circulated a list, argue that it is forbidden to mention the defendants in the official Belarusian media.

The office of the Minister of Culture said they did not know of the existence of such a list, and called it a lash.

The Ministry of Information also said they did not have anything to do with drawing up "black lists".

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