Belarusian leadership allows registration of opposition alliance
The Justice Ministry of Belarus has after four requests For Freedom democracy movement of the opposition leader Alexander Milinkevich to register as a political party, a spokesman for Milinkevich said Wednesday, according to the Itar-Tass news agency.
The founding of the movement however has not been without controversy, as it is seen by critics as splitting the opposition against authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko, dpa reported.
EU foriegn policy head Javier Solana welcome the decision, saying that the observation of rights played an important role in the dialogue between the European Union and Belarus, the Interfax news agency reported.
The EU froze relations with Belarus in 2004 in reaction to human rights situation in the country.