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April 25th, 2007. Posted in News from Belarus

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8 years from the date of destruction of the known leader of entrepreneurs

On April, 24th 8 years from the date of the known leader of entrepreneurs Arnold Pecherski’s death is celebrated. The representative Republican Strike Committee of entrepreneurs, the head of Strike Committee across Minsk and Minsk area Arnold Pecherski’ was lost under strange and mysterious circumstances in 1999. He was only 36 years old. He accepted active participation in a political life of the country and enterprise movement.

It was happened, approximately, at 17 o’clock on April, 24th as a result of the accident which have occurred on a line Minsk-Moscow in area of the city of Krupki of the Minsk area. Entrepreneurs and representatives of the Belarus opposition do not trust in accident of this death, here one of opinions on the given tragedy:

“The next mysterious death has amazed Belarus”.

A.Pecherski, chairman of the Minsk trade union of the entrepreneurs, one of leaders of Strike committee of entrepreneurs of Byelorussia was lost in « automobile accident » 24.04.99. Whether there was this death accident? Let’s see, A.Pecherski:

- Supervised over preparation Belarus protest actions of entrepreneurs which begins from 1.05.99 (the termination of payment of taxes and other payments across all Byelorussia, mass meetings, processions and demonstrations),

- Was one of M.Chigir’s basic supporters in his pre-election company on a post of the President of Byelorussia.

- The driver (which has been employed to A.Pecherski recently) in “accident” has not suffered in any way.

- The big sum of cashes which had at itself the leader of enterprise movement, has completely disappeared.

- A.Pecherski often spoke that notices behind himself the last half a year steadfast attention from special Services of Belarus.

From our point of view it is next political murder. On A.Pecherski’s body are obvious traces of struggle and tortures. The given tragedy has deeply amazed us, but protest actions will take place any way, may be not such powerful as it was planned. We shall necessarily support the statement of opposition planned on 10.05.99

Pecherski was the authorized representative of the candidate Michael Chigir, and also accepted active participation in preparation of the presidential elections appointed by the Supreme Council of Byelorussia of 13-th convocation for May, 16th. Under some data, Arnold supervised the financial block of election campaign of ex-prime-minister, was active in BNF’s movement and in the incorporated civil party.

Since 1997 A.Pechersky was a part of Strike Committee of entrepreneurs of Byelorussia as the head of structures of Strike Committee across Minsk and the Minsk area, has entered under own initiative into structure of governmental trade union ” Sadruzhnast’ ” for minimization of negative consequences from “Sadruzhnast’»’s activity” and coordination in resolution of conflicts of Strike Committee and the “state” trade unions.

Arnold Pecherski rendered financial support in release of various editions of an enterprise and oppositional direction, was the organizer of many protest actions of entrepreneurs.

On April, 24th, 2007 representatives of the public, leaders of entrepreneurs and oppositions acted in memory of the leader of the Belarus enterprise movement Arnold Pecherski who has tragically lost eight years ago.

4/24/2007 politics, leaders of opposition and former political prisoners, active workers of enterprise movement have assigned flowers to a monument on A.Pecherski’s tomb on a cemetery, has been much told good words about really good person.

Photos:

At Arnold Pecherski's tomb

At Arnold Pecherski’s tomb

Valery Levaneuski, Alexander Makaev, Timothy Dranchuk at Arnold Pecherski’s tomb

Valery Levaneuski, Alexander Makaev, Timothy Dranchuk at Arnold Pecherski’s tomb

At Arnold Pecherski’s tomb

At Arnold Pecherski’s tomb

Former political prisoners A.Vasilev, V.Levaneuski, T.Dranchuk acted in memory of the leader of Belarus enterprise movement Arnold Pecherski

Former political prisoners A.Vasilev, V.Levaneuski, T.Dranchuk acted in memory of the leader of Belarus enterprise movement Arnold Pecherski

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Note: Translated by means of machine translation. The original text in Russian is on a site www.levonevsky.org or www.levonevski.net
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