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Excavations of Mass Burial Near Homel Are over

2007 2007-06-15T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

According to RFE/RL

The excavations were held in the woods of Try Slupy and Borki by soldiers of special search battalion of the Defense Ministry #52. According to the battalion commandants, the remnants of 66 peaceful citizens have been exhumed.

The forensic expertise has not given any conclusions about the age of the graves, the origin of the cartridges and the cartridge cases from which the victims perished.

The present official version is that these people were shod by the Nazi at the beginning of the World War II. However, local citizens witness that mass fusillades took place there during Stalin’s repressions. These testimonies were recorded on video by members of the organizational committee for establishment of the party Belarusian Christian Democracy. On the video the witnesses tell the exact location of the places where Stalin’s butchers shot peaceful citizens.