Belarus

Litesound (Belarus 2012) call for a Criminal Investigation against Belarus Television

Litesound who represented Belarus at Eurovision 2012 call for a Criminal Investigation against the forgery of results in the Belarus National Final 2012. Photograph courtesy of Eurovision.Addict

Litesound who represented Belarus at Eurovision 2012 call for a Criminal Investigation against the forgery of results in the Belarus National Final 2012. Photograph courtesy of Eurovision.Addict

Last year Litesound finished second in the Belarus National Eurovision Final. However after public outcry, calls from the Belarus President and an Internal investigation – It was discovered that Litesound had won the vote and Aloyna Lanskya was stripped of the title and chance to go to Baku.

Litesound band members Dzmitry and Uladzimir Karakins this week in the statement addressed Prosecutor General Aliaksandr Kaniuk on 17 April, BelaPAN reports.

(YouTube Video Courtesy of Eurovision)

The band went on to say “Despite the fact that our right to represent the country at Eurovision-2012 in Baku was restored, we are the victims since illegal actions were performed towards us, – the statement says. – The persons, who falsified the results of the national selection round of the Eurofest project, committed forgery of documents and actions, which entailed significant harm to the rights and legitimate interests of citizens, state and public interests”.

“However, despite the wide publicity in national media that was given to the results of the investigation of the illegal actions, held by a special commission, there was no investigation in the framework of a criminal case” according to Litesound. They have now formally asked the Prosecutor General to file a criminal case according to the part 2 of the article 424 and part 1 of the article 427 of the Criminal Code (power abuse and forgery).

(YouTube Courtesy of Eurovision)

“We waited that they would deal with the situation, but no steps were taken. The case was slowed down, and we deem it outrageous. A serious crime was committed”, – Uladzimir Karakin claimed.

According to the musician, he and his brother are not sure that the appeal will have an effect, since various factors may have influence. “It is important for us to be heard, publicize this case and make people think”, – a Litesound band’s participant said.

According to the results of the falsified voting Alona Lanskaja took the first place at the Eurofest-2012. After an investigation the Litesound band was proclaimed the winner. Lanskaja will represent Belarus at Eurovision-2013. These reports come after the growing Human Rights protests against Belarus participating in Sweden by Swedish group Östgruppens. 

Author/Website Co-Founder and Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall

Source – Charter97.Org

 

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