Criminal Case against Chief Editor of Barysawskiya Naviny

2004 2004-11-16T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Barysaw City Prosecutor’s Office brought a criminal case against the chief editor of the Barysawskiya Naviny newspaper Anatol Bukas for “defamation and libeling”.

-- I published the article “Silence of the Lambs” where I described the actions of Vera Pratasevich, chief editor of the local official newspaper Adzinstva, who published three articles against me for this year. Here she called me cock, half-educated student, etc., -- said Mr. Bukas. According to him his article was the answer to such expressions of the editor of the newspaper that was founded by Barysaw City Executive Committee.

By the way, Anatol Bukas published this article in March 2004. Why then bring a case eight months after?

-- The thing is that Vera Pratasevich insulted not only me, but also another citizen of Barysaw, Aliaksandr Monich. She wrote he behaved as a “cave man” at the polling station. He came to me and I told him to prepare a suit to the prosecutor’s office. May be, she found it out and sued against me, -- said Anatol Bukas.