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Organizers and sponsors of extremist organizations in Belarus to be held criminally responsible

Criminal liability for possession of Molotov cocktails has been introduced in Belarus. The relevant law comes into force from May 3.

In addition, several new articles have appeared in the criminal law. Now, the creation and funding of activities of associations having signs of extremism will become punishable. 

The amendments also expand and systematize the concept "extremism" and introduce the definition of extremist groups. It applies to both registered and unregistered organizations. Administrative responsibility will be increased for the distribution of information products calling for extremism.

Organizers and sponsors of extremist organizations in Belarus to be held criminally responsible