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Belarus Takes Decisive Action against Nazi Symbolism

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Nasiru Eneji Abdulrasheed
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Belarus Takes Decisive Action against Nazi Symbolism

In a concerted effort to counter the rising tide of Nazism, 650 individuals in Belarus have been held administratively accountable since 2020 for the propagation, public display, production, or distribution of Nazi symbols or attributes. This figure was shared by the Chairman of the Supreme Court, Valentin Sukalo, as reported by the state news agency, BELTA.

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Legal Action against Nazi Symbols

During the same period, six individuals were subjected to criminal liability, with three convicted for the rehabilitation of Nazism. The move represents a stern stance by the Belarusian government against the disturbing trend of Nazi revival.

(Read Also: Belarusian Journalist Denis Ivashin Faces 13 Years in Prison)

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Investigating the Past

Further, Sukalo praised the General Prosecutor's Office for its diligent investigation into the genocide of the Belarusian people during the Great Patriotic War (World War II) and the post-war period. These investigations are crucial in understanding the true scale and impact of the genocide.

(Read Also: Belarusian National Arrested for Alleged Siberian Railway Sabotage)

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Restoring Historical Truth and Justice

According to Sukalo, such inquiries are not just about unearthing the past. They play a pivotal role in countering modern challenges and manifestations of Nazism, and restoring historical truth and justice. It's a clear message that Belarus is determined to confront the ghost of its past and ensure that the atrocities of the Nazi era are neither forgotten nor repeated.

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