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Organizational Committee on Commemoration of Stalinism Victims Asks Admission to Excavations at Outskirts of Homel

2007 2007-06-05T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 4 June the public committee for commemoration of victims of Stalinism filed inquiries to the Ministry of Internal affairs and KGB concerning the excavations in Try Slupy and Horki suburbs on the south of Homel. The inquiry was signed by the co-chairman of the committee, writer Vasil Yakavenka.

As the secretary of the committee Uladzimir Ramanouski said to BelaPANё the local population states that in 1932-1937 NKVD (ancestor of KGB) shot people there. ‘Now this region is guarded by the police and excavations are made. The found materials witness that victims of Stalin’s repressions, not participants of World War II were buried there,’ U.Ramanouski pointed. According to him, an inquiry about the aims and results of the excavations has been filed with Homel regional executive committee. ‘We ask to admit to the excavations representatives of mass media, the organizational committee and archeologists in the capacity of observers,’ stated U. Ramanouski.

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