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15 October 2021, 10:46

Opinion: Any manifestations of misanthropic ideology in society must be nipped in the bud

Igor Marzalyuk. An archive photo
Igor Marzalyuk. An archive photo

MINSK, 15 October (BelTA) – Any manifestations of misanthropic ideology in the Belarusian society must be put down, Chairman of the Education, Culture, and Science Commission of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus, Doctor of Historical Sciences Igor Marzalyuk said in an interview with the Respublika newspaper, BelTA has learned.

Council of Ministers' Resolution No.575 “On measures against extremism and rehabilitation of Nazism” came into force on 14 October. The document envisages the establishment of commissions in the country to assess the symbols, attributes, and information products for signs of extremism.

“The resolution is timely, relevant and necessary. The set of measures envisaged in the document fully corresponds to the bill passed in the House of Representatives. The document is aimed at the implementation of all norms of the laws “On Counteracting Extremism” and “On Preventing the Rehabilitation of Nazism”. The time for discussions is over. We need to suppress any manifestations of misanthropic ideology in the Belarusian society and the views that are incompatible with the concepts of humanism and humanity,” the MP said.

In his words, the matter pertains to cases of real terror, uncovered actions that were outside the legal framework. “People who identify themselves as carriers of destructive ultra-right ideas and oriented, among other things, on the physical destruction or suppression of those differently minded should be punished in accordance with the law. As soon as we deal with it closely, the blatant facts of Nazi groups' performances in Minsk nightclubs will cease to be a reality, as well as replication of symbols, attributes and informational products with signs of extremism in the internet,” Igor Marzalyuk said.

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