Criminal proceedings against the lawyer Hary Pahaniaila continued

2005 2005-08-18T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

According to Radio Liberty, authorities continued investigation into the criminal case against the famous human rights activist Hary Pahaniaila. The procurator's office of Minsk informed the lawyer to this effect. We would like to remind you that Hary Pahaniaila is accused of libeling the president of Belarus, which may result in 4 years in prison.
The case has continued since October last year when Pahaniaila in an interview with a Swedish TV company suspected involvement of top rank officials, including Aliaxandr Lukashenka, with the disappearance of the opposition activists.
According to Hary Pahaniaila, he voiced obvious things in the interview. In confirmation of his words, the lawyer handed over to the investigative bodies a file of documents that confirm the suspected involvement of Aliaxandr Lukashenka and his inner circle. These documents could have been used to close the case long ago, believes the human rights activist. The human rights activist thinks that the reason why the case has not been closed so far are political.