All males of Belarus to be fingerprinted

2009 2009-01-15T19:23:28+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The Ministry of Internal Affaires of Belarus has filed an application demanding to amend the law on dactylography.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus filed application to the Security Council and the Council of Ministers for amending article 1 of the law on state dactylography, minister of internal affairs Uladzimir Navumau told at après conference in Minsk on Thursday, Interfax reports.

“We will offer to amend the law, allowing to fingerprint not only draftees, but also persons subject to recall,” U. Navumau told.

According to the head of the interior ministry, these changes are needed to promote detection of Minsk blast. “In any country, law enforcement bodies don’t report about investigation, because it hinders their work,” the minister noted speaking about investigation of Minsk blast on July 4, 2008.

According to Navumau, “the investigation will undoubtedly be successful”.

It should be reminded that tens if not hundreds of thousands of people –workers, clerks, students, and even schoolchildren, winners of chemistry contests, were fingerprinted after the blast in Minsk.