22 January 2018, Monday, 10:51

Prosecutor General ignores appeals of Belarusian Afghan war veterans


Belarus’ Prosecutor General’s office refuses to respond to the letters of the Afghanistan war veterans.

The charter97.org web-site learnt about that from the head of the ‘Legal Assistance to Citizens’, co-chairman of the organizational committee of the Republican Public Association of Afghanistan War Veterans ‘Homeland Defenders’ Aleh Vouchak.

“The Prosecutor General’s ffice stopped correspondence with us, the Afghan war veterans. From our organizational committee we repeatedly sent appeals, seeking for truth about the health conditions of political prisoner Mikalaj Autukhovich. But in the latest letter they informed us that the correspondence with us was about to stop, since “we were not authorize to represent his interests”. This comes despite the fact that before that we had been in correspondence with various state agencies, including the Prosecutor General’s office. Apparently, they simply have nothing to respond to us”, - the lawyer pointed out.

We would remind that the verdict to Mikalaj Autukhovich was passed on 6 May 2010. He was sentenced by the Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus under part 3 of the article 295 of the Criminal Code, despite the case fell apart in court due to the lack of evidence. He was sentenced to 5 years and 2 months in high security prison for revealing the cases of corruption among the representatives of municipal authorities. Officially the entrepreneur was sentenced for storing and transporting five bullets.