Prosecutor’s Office Refuses to Bring Case against Siarhey Strok

2004 2004-05-27T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Malaryta District Prosecutor’s Office refused to initiate a criminal case against the head of the information board of Malaryta District Executive Committee for the public statement that during the World War II the BPF Party collaborated with the fascists. The suit was filed by the deputy of Malaryta District Deputy Soviet, Uladzimir Maley.

By the way, Belarusian People’s Front was established in 1988, 43 years after the end of the war. In the refusal it was said that S. Strok drew an analogy between the BPF Party and its ancestors, Belarusian nationalists in order to “show people who was U. Maley and which party he represented”. (…) Concerning his words that the BPF supported fascist Germany during World War II he said that he had made a mistake, because it was difficult for him to speak when people interrupted him all the time and he didn’t want to insult the honor and dignity of U. Maley”.

We should remind that during the assembly in the village of Struha the head of the information board of Malaryta District Executive Committee Siarhey Strok stated that the BPF Party was on the side of the fascist Germany during the war. The assemblies in the villages of Struha and Pazhezhyn (Brest region) took place on the initiative of Uladzimir Maley, reserve major who served in rocket forces for 21 year and now is a member of the BPF. U. Maley informed the villagers that they have the possibility to use the local referendum to prevent the building of the repository of the radiation-polluted soil from Brest object “802”. After him there spoke the head of the information board of Malaryta DEC Siarhey Strok, who said: “I will tell you more: This comrade (if he can be called so) Uladzimir Maley is a member of the BPF Party. During the World War II, when you were young, it supported fascist Germany”.

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