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Tell the Truth suggests amnestying Belarusians fighting in Ukraine

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Andrei Dzmitryyeu. Photo: Ales Piletski

The campaign Tell the Truth has suggested amnestying all Belarusians taking part in the warfare in Donets Basin. The suggestion has been presented to the legal commission of the House of Representatives and the Belarusian Prosecutor General’s Office, one of the organization leaders Andrei Dzmitryyeu told Euroradio.

Dzmitryyeu: “I have suggested that the legal commission of the House of Representatives and the Belarusian Prosecutor General’s Office worked on an amnesty law for Belarusians fighting in Ukraine. It is necessary to let them return home within three months and lead a peaceful life. We need to bring our citizens back. I think that people go there to fight for their ideas. However, if you want to fight for Belarus, please do it here. Let them work here, it would be easier to make them change their mind if they are mistaken here, rather than somewhere else.”

An amnesty cannot guarantee that KGB and the MIA would not keep a close eye on those who will come back, Dzmitryyeu admitted. However, the amnesty will allow imposing certain restrictions – policemen will stick to ‘preventive conversations’ instead of prosecution.