One of the goals of the investigation of the facts of genocide launched in Belarus is to establish those who still alive by analysing the lists of all Hitlerite punishers and their accomplices. It is already known that more than 400 fascists still live in at least 17 countries. Belarus’ Prosecutor General, Andrei Shved, shared this information before Historical Memory: Genocide of the Belarusian People round table discussion began at the House of Representatives today.
Mr. Shved said that, according to international conventions and Belarus’ criminal law, no statutory limitations apply to the crimes of genocide.
“This is one of the goals of the investigation: to establish those who are alive by analysing the lists of all the punishers. Unfortunately, this list is being updated: more than 400 fascists still live, in at least 17 countries. Materials on the provision of legal assistance and decisions on bringing these persons to criminal responsibility have been sent to most of these countries. The investigation aims to ensure that at least some of these people face justice. This is our sacred duty,” the Prosecutor General said.
Apart from discussing the criminal case on the genocide during the Great Patriotic War and the post-war years, the meeting participants also focus today on preparations of a draft law On Genocide of Belarusian People.