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Huge-huge volumes of documents

Pavel Latushka
Pavel Latushka Photo: the NAM-media

Latushko announced a "significant step" in the investigation of crimes against Belarusians protestors

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Together with Lithuania, a “significant step” is being prepared to investigate crimes against Belarusians in 2020, reported Pavel Latushko, head of the National Anti-Crisis Managment and representative of the UTC of Belarus for the Transition of Power.

“The National Anti-Crisis Managment, together with partners from Lithuania, are planning to take a significant step in the near future aimed at initiating an investigation of crimes affecting almost every Belarusian affected by the events of 2020”, — said Latushko.

He explained that it is planned to act "within the framework of one of the available international criminal justice mechanisms.

“And that is also our top priority. These are already huge, huge volumes of documents,”, Latushko added.

In addition, in his video, he recalled that it was his team that handed over to the International Criminal Court in The Hague materials about the abduction of Ukrainian children and their removal to Belarus. According to Latushko, Alexander Lukashenko, State Secretary of the Union State Dmitry Mezentsev, head of the fund named after himself Aleksey Talai and General Director of Belaruskali Ivan Golovaty are involved in these actions.

Recall that the European Parliament recently called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague to consider the possibility of issuing a warrant for the arrest of Alexander Lukashenko. It is stated that Belarus is responsible for the damage caused to Ukraine in connection with the war and the crimes committed there, including because of the role of the Belarusian authorities in the illegal removal of children from the occupied Ukrainian territories.

Before that, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya called for measures to hold the regime accountable for the kidnapping of Ukrainian children and their removal to the territory of Belarus, saying that there is evidence of this collected by Pavel Latushko's team. According to her, "The International Criminal Court, having issued a warrant for the arrest of Putin, should issue the same warrant for the arrest of Lukashenka for aggressive crimes and crimes against humanity.

Secretary General of the Belarusian Red Cross Dmitry Shevtsov openly confirmed that the organization is involved in the removal of children from Ukraine to Belarus.


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