VOLHA ZAKHARANKA HAS ADDRESSED THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE OF BELARUS WITH THE REQUEST TO WITHDRAW THE CLAIM FOR LIQUIDATION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO PUBLIC. ITS CHAIRMAN REPRESENTS ZAKHARANKA’S FAMILY IN BELARUS.
In her letter Volha Zakharanka writes:
Dear minister, our family has found out with anxiety that Minsk city court is to consider the civil case under the claim of Justice Department of Minsk City executive committee for liquidation of Public Association Legal Assistance to Public.
Our family is concerned about probable liquidation of this organization because representatives of Legal Assistance to Public have rendered assistance and continue to support our family after abduction of my husband and the father of our children, ex-minister of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus, Yury Zakharanka. Moreover, as our family at present is outside Belarus, chairperson of Legal Assistance to Public Aleh Volchak is our representative in the country.
The mother of Yury Zakharanka shares our concern, as well as the families of the kidnapped Viktar Hanchar, Anatol Krasowski and Dzmitry Zavadski.
We ask you to withdraw the given claim for liquidation of Legal Assistance to Public.
Volha Zakharanka faxed this letter to the Minister on August 11, 2003.