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Sheiman and Nyavyhlas dismissed

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Alyaksandr Lukashenka relieved State Secretary of the Security Council Viktar Sheiman and head of his administration Henadz Nyavyhlas of their posts.

On 8 July the head of state signed a decree to relieve Viktor Sheiman of the post of the State Secretary of the Security Council and Henadz Nyavyhlas of the post of the head of the Presidential Administration, Interfax reports referring to Lukashenka’s press service.

It is reported that both Sheiman and Nyavyhlas were relieved of duties “in connection with the transfer to another job”.

It should be reminded that Lukashenka criticised State Secretary of the Security Council at a meeting with the heads of secret services on investigation bomb explosion on 4 July. “I don’t think, you Mr Uladzimir, should take this position after the incident. It is you who are blame first of all,” A. Lukashenka said.

A self-made explosive device exploded near stela City-Hero Minsk during a festive concert dedicated to official Independence Day. About 50 people were injured, 46 of them were taken to hospitals, among them citizens of Russian and Ukraine. 40 people are in Minsk hospitals at the moment.

Law enforcement bodies have instigated a criminal case on part 3 of article 339 (Hooliganism). Militia officers found another bomb an hour before its explosion. After some time after the blast the third explosive device was found in a juicebox.

By the way, in September 2005 two blasts happened in Vitebsk, then more than 40 people were injured with a home-made explosive device. 29 of them were taken to hospitals, six were operated.

A criminal case on articles “Hooliganism” and “Attempted Murder” of the Criminal Code of Belarus was instigated. The blame people haven’t been found.