Lukashenko signs Belarusian genocide recognition bill into law
MINSK, 6 January (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has signed a law “On the Genocide of the Belarusian people”, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.
The law provides legal recognition of the genocide of the Belarusian people committed by Nazi criminals and their accomplices during the Great Patriotic War and the postwar period (up to 1951). The Belarusian people are viewed as all Soviet citizens who lived on the territory of the BSSR during that period.
It also establishes criminal liability for public denial of the genocide of the Belarusian people, for example, by posting relevant information in the media or on the Internet.
The law will contribute to the inadmissibility of distortion of the results of the Great Patriotic War, and also promote cohesion of the Belarusian society.