MINSK, 14 April (BelTA) – Belarusian courts still feel informational and psychological pressure but they can handle it. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement during the ceremony held in the Palace of Independence on 14 April to bestow government awards upon Supreme Court judges, BelTA has learned.
Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “Events of the last few years became another serious trial of the tenacity and endurance of the entire court system. For the first time in modern history Belarusian courts faced unprecedented informational and psychological pressure. This pressure has not disappeared and still continues. The key purpose of all of it was to destabilize the operation of courts, introduce misbalance into the unity of the judicial staff.”
The president stressed that the judges who were present during the award ceremony had honorably endured these trials and had remained true to the law and the profession. “From the bottom of my heart I'd like to thank all of you and all the judges of Belarus for the patriotism, tenacity, and resilience you have demonstrated,” he said.