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In Belarus, the court recognized the famous song “Our Father – Bandera” as “extremist”.

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According to the human rights center “Viasna”, this decision was recently upheld by the Homel court. The musical composition tells the story of a seriously injured UPA soldier grieving by his mother.

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In Belarus, the song “Our Father – Bandera, Ukraine – Mother” was considered extremist. According to the Viasna human rights center’s news on its Telegram channel, this decision was made by the Gomel court on 14 November.

Song “Our Father – Bandera”

The composition “Our Father – Bandera”, which tells the story of a UPA soldier who was badly wounded in the war for which his mother was mourning.

The song began to gain popularity in 2019 when it was performed by priests led by Archbishop Anatoly Zinkevich.

The text of the song was recorded from the words of the students of the theological faculty of the Chernivtsi National University, who performed it in 2018.

The composition became popular thanks to the efforts of Lviv schoolchildren, who launched a flash mob in 2021.

Recall that Facebook blocked the song “Our Father Bandera”, which conquered Ukrainian TikTok. Representatives of the social network claimed that the video violated community standards due to “propaganda of hate and insults.”

Previously Focus Kyiv reported that schoolchildren harassed their teacher with a song about Bandera. The woman was accused of “pro-Russian views” and in response announced her intention to resign.

Source: Riafan

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