The head of the presidential administration of Belarus, Igor Sergeenko, said that when discussing the draft Constitution, many Belarusians propose to lift the ban on deprivation of citizenship. His words leads STV TV channel.
Proposals for amendments to the Constitution were discussed on January 18 at a meeting with Alexander Lukashenko.
Sergeenko said that “quite a lot of citizens” spoke about the need to deprive the citizenship of extremists and “other fugitives whose actions harm the Belarusian state and society.”
The head of administration added that “our law enforcement agencies are also raising similar questions.” Therefore, part 2 of Article 10 of the Constitution, which prohibits depriving Belarusians of citizenship, is proposed to be excluded as a whole.
In Belarus, a draft of a new Constitution has been submitted for nationwide discussion. According to this document, Lukashenka “nullifies” the previous terms of his reign and remains in power until the end of his life. But why change the Constitution if the Basic Law of Belarus was originally written specifically for Lukashenka?
On August 5, 2021, Alexander Lukashenko signed a decree amending the law “On Citizenship of the Republic of Belarus”. These amendments allow for the deprivation of citizenship not acquired by birth.
Formerly head of the department of the main department of GUBOPiK Vyacheslav Orlovsky proposed to deprive Belarusians of their citizenship who “fled the country, hate it and work in the interests of Western countries.”