Procuracy to instigate no criminal case on Aleh Biabenin’s death

2010 2010-12-01T23:32:18+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The Minsk Region Procuracy won’t bring a criminal case on the death of the journalist Aleh Biabenin. This information was given to the information agency BelaPAN by the senior assisting prosecutor of the Minsk region Tatsiana Kalinkina.

The check-up of the circumstances of the death has been extended two times already. It ends on 3 December. Bear in mind that the body of Aleh Biabenin, the founder and a journalist of the web resource was found hanged in his summer residence on 3 September. The OSCE experts who were drawn to the verification of the circumstances of his death concluded that the results of the autopsy and the material evidence witness that the reason of his death was suicide by hanging.

However, this version doesn’t satisfy all interested parties. ’A criminal case shall be certainly opened on the fact of the tragic death of our friends, and it will be investigated by the best Belarusian criminalists. Lukashenka confessed himself that he had been implicated in that case, like in the case of the election fraud. In an interview to Polish mass media he stated that he knows that Biabenin’s death had a criminal nature. After such a statement workers of the Prosecutor’s office were to interrogate the Belarusian leader. Let God be your judge, officers of the procuracy and the anonymous OSCE experts,’ said in an interview to the coordinator of European Belarus civil campaign Zmitser Bandarenka.