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Homel: Trade Union Activist Demands Disproval of Libel about His Son

2007 2007-08-07T20:15:31+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Leanid Sudalenka, a legal expert with the Union of Electronic Industry Workers, has demanded that a state-run newspaper in the Homel region should retract what he calls a libelous story about his son.

Last week’s edition of Homelskaya Prauda featured an article about the children of Homel-based opposition politicians who currently study abroad under foreign-funded programs.

The author of the article, identified as S.Hrushenka, wrote that Mr. Sudalenka’s son studied at a Polish university under a program for Belarusian opposition activists ‘although he never took part in the opposition’s activities’.

As Mr. Sudalenka told BelaPAN, he demands a retraction of the story as his son studies in Poland under a different program. Apart from this, the independent labor union’s expert has pointed to many other inconsistencies in the story.

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