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Katyn Lawsuit Refused

The Moscow City Court rejected on Tuesday a lawsuit by the rights group Memorial that challenged a 2004 ruling by the Military Prosecutor General’s Office to classify the reasons for closing an investigation into the Katyn massacre, Interfax reported.

Soviet forces executed thousands of Poles in the Katyn forest in 1940. Memorial is looking to have the killings reinvestigated and the dead recognized as victims of Soviet political repression.

Memorial promised to appeal Tuesday’s ruling.

(MT)


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