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Anatol Liabedzka Urges Prosecutor’s Office of Belarus to Investigate ˜Oak Corruption’

2006 2006-09-06T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The leader of the United Civil Party Anatol Liabedzka has applied to the country’s prosecutor Piatro Miklashevich with the request to bring a criminal case on the fact of massive clearance of valuable species of trees in Belavezhskaia Pushcha, Biarezinski and other wild life refuges and bring the persons guilty to responsibility. Mr Liabedzka reminds that he faced with this problem as long ago as 1996, when he was a deputy of the Supreme Soviet. That year wild life refuges were transferred from the competency of the Ministry of Forest Management to the presidential administration. At that time the MFM informed the deputy that it had no statistics about clearance of the forests that are controlled by the presidential administration, it being secret information. Later Anatol Liabedzka has many times drawn attention to the fact that valuable wood was put into the documents as ˜wood from Russia’ and exported with violations of the present legislation, which brought huge profits to those who stand behind it.

The new Liabedzka’s application to the prosecutor’s office grounds on the statement that was made by Aliaksandr Lukashenka on 14 July 2006, during the council on improvement of effectiveness of woodworking. ˜I will count with everyone on my own. After the election I concretely stated the style of work: I won’t run after anyone, but I will find the guilty. Tsitsiankou traded oak to Germany for nothing. When I fired him, Germans said: ˜We pity Tsitsiankou only for the fact that we won’t receive Oaks from Belavezhskaia Pushcha any longer,’ Lukashenka said.

˜The prosecutor’s office must either bring a criminal case and show the scope of the disaster and the corruption found or confess that Aliaksandr Lukashenka is apt to empty rhetoric’, Liabedzka pointed. The politician has also applied to the TV hosts Zimouski, Kisiel and Kaziiatka with the proposal to start TV debates about ˜oak corruption’ instead of spreading rumors about farmers of Poland and Harlem.

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