MINSK, 7 December (BelTA) – More than 400 fascists involved in the genocide of Belarusian people during the Great Patriotic War are still alive and can be found in 17 countries, Belarus' Prosecutor General Andrei Shved told reporters, BelTA has learned.
“Of course, the genocide does not have a statute of limitations. One of the objectives of the investigation is to scrutinize the list of members of death squads and find out who of them are still alive. Unfortunately, this list is growing bigger. More than 400 fascists still live in at least 17 countries,” Andrei Swed said.
According to the prosecutor general, requests to provide legal assistance in bringing these people to justice were sent to most of these countries. “This is one of the tasks of the investigation - to make sure that at least some of them end up in court. This is our sacred duty,” he stressed.
A round table “Historical memory: Genocide of the Belarusian people” took place in the House of Representatives on 7 December. The round table was attended by representatives of the General Prosecutor's Office, the Defense Ministry, the National Academy of Sciences, the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Research and the National Archives.