Procurator’s Office again refused to institute a criminal action to investigate the death of Mr. Hrodnikau

2005 2005-12-19T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 14 December Dzmitry Kirylchyk, the investigator of Minsk Inter-District Procurator’s Office, made another ruling which again refused to institute a criminal action to investigate the death of Vasil Hrodnikau, the free lance correspondent of the Narodnaia volia.
The first time the refusal came on 28 November due to the “absence of the crime”. On 29 November the Procurator's Office of Belarus cancelled this resolution and returned the case materials to Minsk Inter-District Procurator's Office for additional checkup.
During the checkup the investigator Dzmitry Kirylchyk again came to the conclusion that Mr. Hrodnikau “could have sustained bodily harm through his own reckless behavior".
According to Belarusian Association of Journalists, now the relations of Vasil Hrodnikau and the lawyer are preparing a complaint to file with Minsk Regional Procurator's Office for the refusal to bring a criminal action.

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