. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Front's Funds Frozen

MINSK, Belarus () -- Authorities have frozen the bank account of the Belarussian Popular Front and warned that the country's main opposition group might be banned, the group's leaders said Monday.

Vintsuk Vecherka, deputy chairman of the group, said it had received a formal warning from the Belarussian prosecutor general's office Friday. The letter said prosecutors will appeal to the Justice Ministry "to halt the activity of the front" if it continues to "disrupt" the investigation into an April 26 anti-government rally, Vecherka told reporters.

The organization's account with the Belarus Business Bank was frozen on Friday, he said.