Raman Pratasevich will cooperate with the Center “Systemic Human Rights Protection” of pro-governmental activist Dmitry Belyakov. The blogger under investigation announced this on Twitter. He broke his silence last week, writing that changes are expected in his life, and published a post yesterday about cooperation with Systemic Human Rights Protection. This was also said in Belarusian state TV program.
The TV program showed a fragment of Pratasevich’s summer interview, which he gave after being detained as a result of the landing of a Ryanair flight in Minsk, and then reported on cooperation with System Human Rights Protection. The information was submitted in the context of the publication of the ICAO report on the incident with the Ryanair aircraft.
“It became known that Raman Pratasevich starts to work for the benefit of the motherland on Monday, as, in fact, he wanted. He will cooperate with the center “System Human Protection”, which is currently dealing with the case of Emil Chechko, as well as the issue of the attack of Poles on refugees,” ATN correspondent Ksenia Lebedeva said.
A report on the incident with Ryanair was published last week. Aliaksandr Lukashenka said on Friday that it proves the innocence of Belarus, and the Belarusian side is preparing lawsuits for compensation for damage from the sanctions imposed after the incident. In his opinion, it is better for ICAO to slow down the situation. The report should be considered at the ICAO meeting a week later on January 31. On the air of Belarusian television, it was admitted that the report could be sent for a new investigation. Meanwhile, in the United States, the prosecutor’s office has already filed a charge of air piracy against four Belarusian officials.
What exactly the cooperation between Protasevich and Belyakov will consist of has not yet been disclosed. Earlier, System Human Rights Sent a Letter to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, in which, based on the testimony of the fugitive Polish deserter Emil Chechko, he asked to open an investigation against Lithuania and Poland for the murder of migrants at the border.