Prosecutor General’s Office opens criminal case over ‘genocide of the Belarusian population’ during the war

Prosecutor General’s Office has opened a criminal case over the genocide of the Belarusian population during the Great Patriotic War and the postwar period, said General Prosecutor Andrei Shved, BelTA informs.

“I have opened a criminal case for the genocide of the population of Belarus with a view to social and historical justice, eliminating white spots in history and strengthening the constitutional system and national security,” said Andrei Shved.

According to him, the information from the criminal case will raise the question of recognition of Belarus as a victim of genocide before international organizations, as well as prevent attempts to devalue the historical facts.

Attorney General Andrei Shved. Photo: Uladzimir Nikolski / Reuters / Forum

“The results of the investigation will form the basis of the ideological educational and informational work. To preserve continuity between generations and the memory of the people through understanding of history, the genocide of the Belarusian people should be included in all mandatory educational programs,” said the prosecutor general.

Shved also spoke about the plans to ask Nuremberg for access to the materials of the Nuremberg trials in order to highlight the information and evidence that are related to Belarus.