19:04 American volunteers deported from Belarus

Seven American volunteers who conducted seminars on spoken English in Mahileu were deported from Belarus on Friday. On February 16, before leaving Mahileu, each of them lodged complaints about the authorities’ actions.

Let us remind you that on February 5 a group of pensioners (teachers of English) from Missouri arrived in Belarus to conduct seminars on spoken English. Their arrival had been organized by the humanitarian committee of the President’s administrative department as part of the program "English language for everybody".

Lessons were conducted in the form of an amateur club in the office provided for free by the “Emmanuel” church of Mahileu – a religious community of the Union of Evangelical Christian-Baptists of Belarus.