Yuri Harauski will be tried in a Swiss court over the disappearance of two political opponents of Alexander Lukashenko and a businessman
A former member of the Belarusian special security forces unit overseen by Alexander Lukashenko, the authoritarian president, is to stand trial in Switzerland next month over the forced disappearance of political opponents in the 1990s.
Human rights groups said the “historic” trial was a “decisive step forward” in the fight against exemption from punishment for crimes committed in the country, which could pave the way for future prosecutions of Belarusian officials.
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/aug/31/former-member-of-belarus-hit-squad-to-stand-trial-over-disappearances
Author : Kate Connolly in Berlin
Publish date : 2023-08-31 18:59:46
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