MIA answers address of Belarusian Association of Journalists
Ministry of Internal Affairs answered the address of the Belarusian Association
of Journalists concerning the impunity of crimes against journalists. The journalist
organization asked the ministry to reopen the criminal case concerning the
disappearance of Dzmitry Zavadski and the murder of Veranika Charkasava, and
hold additional check-up on the deaths of Aleh Biabenin and Vasil Hrodnikau.
According to the answer, police conducts operational search activities in order to find out the circumstances of the disappearance of Dzmitry Zavadski and murder of Veranika Charkasava. What concerns the reopening of cases and holding check-ups – the police administration stated that such powers belonged to the procuracy, not to the Ministry of Internal Affairs.