In recent weeks there have been reports of attempts by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus to initiate and endorse restrictions and disbarment against several lawyers who have undertaken the defence of persons suspected or accused of participating in the events that took place in Minsk on 19–20 December 2010.

See: http://humanrightshouse.org/Articles/15814.html

The ECBA has expressed their concern in an open letter to the Minister of Justice of Belarus. Please click here for the letter.