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Representatives of Executive Power Ignore Parliamentary Listening on Keeping Law in Belarus

2002 2002-10-25T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On October 24 the Chamber of Representatives and the Soviet of the Republic held a joint listening devoted to keeping the law in the Republic of Belarus. At this listening, the prosecutor general, Viktar Sheiman was supposed to answer the deputy request concerning the orders about arrest and release of Paulichenka, the case of the disappeared journalist Zmitsier Zavadski.

However, neither Sheiman, nor other law machinery authorities, responsible for keeping the law in the country, were present at the listening. Mr. Bikinin explained this fact with the necessity of urgent reaction to the tragic events in Moscow. Deputy Fralou proposed to vote on stopping the listening because of the absence of the main reporters, but this wasn’t made either.

Deputy Kuchynski pointed out that in the times of the Supreme Soviet of the 12th Convocation it was impossible to imagine such ignorance of the executive power to the legislative. The present Chamber of Representatives silently swallowed it, though.

Information Department of PA HRC “Viasna”