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The Association of Political Prisoners strongly opposes the abolition of the national day of remembrance for all victims of the communist regime

By: Andrej Aplenc

The Association of Political Prisoners strongly opposes the position of the government of Dr Robert Golob, who abolished the national day of remembrance for all victims of the communist regime, which the government of Janez Janša declared as a day on May 17th.

Since antiquity and the ancient Greeks, the ethical norms have been that after the battle, all those killed are buried and remembered. The Government of Dr Robert Golob grossly violated these ethical norms.

On Tuesday, May 16th, a memorial ceremony was held at The Republic Square, where missionary Pedro Opeka also spoke via audio recording. Among other things, he said that Slovenia does not forget its victims of communism, who were unjustly killed. He also said that the truth and recognition of wrongs is the basis for any reconciliation.

It is not clear where this government is leading us, but it is certainly clear that it is yet another attempt to glorify the previous totalitarian regime.

I would like to remind you that November 1st is a national holiday when we remember all the dead. If the government of Dr Robert Golob wants to be consistent, then it must ban the commemoration of those who were victims of the previous communist regime on the national holiday of November 1st.

President of the Association of Ex-Prisoners

Andrej Aplenc

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