Address of human rights defenders about language discrimination in the army forwarded again

2009 2009-08-14T19:58:27+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The address of representatives of Human Rights Center Viasna with the demand to stop the unlawful persecution of the Belarusian-speaking soldiers including F.Viachorka has been forwarded again – this time to Homel inter-garrison military procuracy. The human rights defenders were officially informed about it by lieutenant-colonel A.Kot, first deputy military prosecutor of Belarus.

Bear in mind that on 27 July the human rights defenders Ales Bialiatski, Valiantsin Stefanovich and Uladzimir Labkovich addressed the defense minister of the Republic of Belarus Leanid Maltsau and the prosecutor general Ryhor Vasilevich with the demand to put an end to the unlawful persecution and pressurization of F.Viachorka who was serving in military unit 48694 in Mazyr, as well as other soldiers who were speaking the Belarusian language.