Mahiliou resients require apologies from Lukashenka for threat to "tear off heads"

2013 2013-07-12T17:15:39+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Eleven residents of Mahiliou expressed dissatisfaction with the facts of advocating violence, rudeness and death threats addressed to state officials, allowed by the head of the state in the live air of the Belarusian TV. Letters with the demands to take action concerning the statements of Aliaksandr Lukashenka were filed to the Prosecutor General, the Minister for Information, the Chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights and Mass Media of the House of Representatives, the Chairperson of the Public Council on Morality and also to the Chairperson of the Union of Writers of Belarus Mikalai Charhinets.

The signatories demand that the state officials responsible for countering the propaganda of violence and immorality prevent the demonstration and publication of the expressions of the head of the state which may adversely affect the psyche of children and citizens, as well as to discredit the country in the eyes of the international community.

The activists also demand parliamentary hearings concerning the misbehavior of Aliaksandr Lukashenka and obliging the president to offering public apologies to the insulted ministers, children and Belarusian TV viewers.

Bear in mind that on 8 July the Belarusian TV showed a report about the visit of Aliaksandr Lukashenka to the village of Aleksandryia, where the "Kupalle" midsummer festival was held. There Lukashenka promised to tear off the the heads of the ministers if the produced agricultural machinery would be of poor quality.