Human rights defender asks to consider Lukashenka’s words about Jews

Human rights defender Tatstsyana Ravuaka complained to the Prosecutor General's Office after Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s annual State of the Nation Address. She published her appeal on Facebook.

The human rights defender paid attention to Lukashenka’s words addressed to head of Minsk City Executive Committee Syamyon Shapira: “I asked you to take all Belarusian Jews under control a year ago.”

Ravyaka wrote: “I am asking the Prosecutor General's Office to conduct a check-up and find out: 1) what control was meant by the state leader, 2) the reason for controlling the national group and 3) the purpose of the order. ”

Ravyaka is asking to give a legal appraisal of Lukashenka’s statement to find out whether it could spark national strife, BelaPAN reports. This is a violation of article 130 of the Criminal Code of Belarus.