Göteborg / Ljubljana, 11 February 2014. On 28 January 2014, the Slovenian National Assembly passed a new amendment to the Law on Archives which technically closes the archives of the former secret service of the totalitarian regime, because it prescribes the anonymisation of sensitive personal information of perpetrators and victims alike. The Platform sent a protest letter to the Slovenian Government today. Opponents of the measure are starting to collect signatures for a referendum.
“The perpetrators of totalitarian crimes must not be allowed to disappear in oblivion, they must be disclosed and put to trial. Closing archives is the first step toward erasing historical memory and preventing justice,” says Platform President Göran Lindblad.