July 24, 2004 LETA

Press review



in Latvian:
Diena (D); Neatkariga Rita Avize (NRA); Lauku Avize (LA); Dienas Bizness (DB); Latvijas Vestnesis (LV); Vakara Zinas (VZ); Sports (S); Rigas Balss (RB); Latvijas Radio 1 (LR1); Latvijas Radio (LR2); LTV1; LTV7; LNT; TV3; TV5

in Russian:
Tchas (T); Bizness & Baltija (BB); Vesti Segodnja (VS); Telegraf (TEL);Kommersant Baltic Daily (KBD), Vecernaja Riga (VR); Latvijas Radio 4 (LR4)

The Simon Wiesenthal Centre possesses information about 38 persons being suspected in war crimes, but the General Office of Public Prosecutor will examine information about 10 persons. According to the press secretary of the General Office of Public Prosecutor, Dzintra Subrovska, information about respective persons is rather poor; in addition, the work is hindered by the fact that many of those persons live abroad: USA, Canada, Sweden. The Simon Wiesenthal Center has not paid out compensation to people in Latvia, who have presented information about persons, who might be participated in execution of Jews during the World War II. Nevertheless, the Centre informs that it will start paying compensations, as soon as official investigation starts. (RB, TEL, VS, LR1).