In the Supreme Court of Belarus, judge Anna Sokolovskaya decided to liquidate the PEN center in the country, informs Telegram channel of this organization.
“We consider this a reward and recognition of our work. We had no illusions “, – wrote Tatiana Nyadbai, first deputy chairman of the Belarusian PEN Center. According to her, despite the decision of the court, the organization will continue to work and, first of all, will file a complaint against this decision.
PEN Center is an international non-governmental human rights organization that unites writers, poets and journalists. Since 2019, its Belarusian branch has been headed by the writer, Nobel laureate Svetlana Aleksievich. Over the years, the chairmen of the organization were the writer Vasil Bykov and the poet Rygor Borodulin.