Lukashenko regime wants to introduce ban on Belarus citizens going abroad

14 October 2022, 10:39 AM
Military equipment of Belarus (Photo:Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Belarus / Telegram)

Military equipment of Belarus (Photo:Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Belarus / Telegram)

The rubberstamp parliament of the dictatorship in Belarus has adopted a draft law proposing to restrict the rights of some citizens to leave the country, independent Belarusian news website Zerkalo reported on Oct. 12.

Zerkalo said that if the bill is approved, the Belarusian KGB security service will be able to restrict citizens from leaving the country for six months if it “contradicts the interests of the national security of the Republic of Belarus.”

It is not stated on what grounds Belarusian citizens might be judged to be acting against the national interests of Belarus.

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The regime of Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko also said that members of the security forces will be allowed to leave Belarus only on agreement with the leadership, and civil servants will be able to leave the country only if the government decides accordingly.

According to the document, citizens under the age of 27 who are enrolled in the reserve for health reasons without undergoing military service or service in the reserve will be able to leave for permanent residence outside the country with the consent of the military registration and enlistment office.

At the same time, it is planned to force Belarusians who live abroad to register with Belarusian consulates.

Earlier, Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko said that his regime had agreed with the regime of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin on the deployment of a regional group of troops on the border with Ukraine.

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