TV reporters of a polish information group of TV channel 1 were detained and still are kept at the police station in Baranavichy.
The polish TV reporters today have arrived into Belarus to reflect the events connected to the elections and the Referendum. IN the night at the Belarusian-Polish boarder they were met by the Consul. They were on their way to Miensk to get the accreditation for which they sent documents to the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affaires in advance. But on their way they decided to stop in Baranavichy. They met a UCP candidate to the Deputy – Siarhey Andrushchanka as well as members of Human Rights Center “Spring” and some other local democratic activists there.
After the meeting the journalists together with local branch of “Spring” Siarhey Housha went outside the office to make some photos. In the street they were already awaited by three policemen (one of them was a cornel). They demanded accreditation. The journalists started to explain that they are on their way to Miensk to get it but they were not listened but taken to te police car and brought to the police station.
Member of “Spring” is trying to connect to the Polish Embassy in Belarus.
“SPRING” INFORMATION DEPARTMENT