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Lukashenko: President should be the chief human rights inspector

MINSK, 2 February (BelTA) – The president should be the chief human rights inspector, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said at the swearing-in ceremony for judge of the Constitutional Court of Belarus Viktor Ryabtsev on 2 February, BelTA has learned.

“I want you to a reliable guarantor of the observation of the Fundamental Law of our country,” the President said.

In this context, the head of state stressed that it is often required to introduce an ombudsman to ensure the observation of human rights in Belarus.

“Although we do not have such a position, I always say that the human rights – the right to decent life, labor, education, healthcare, the acquisition of information, freedom of mass media, freedom of speech - will be observed only in case the president is the chief human rights inspector,” Alexander Lukashenko stated.

“You should be with me. Using this power, we must ensure the observation of the fundamental rights of our citizens. This is the main thing,” the head of state added.