Correspondent Not Admitted to Reception of People by Vice-minister of Internal Affairs

2005 2005-02-08T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The correspondent of Baranavichy newspaper Intex-press Aliaksandr Charnenka wasn’t allowed to attend the reception of citizens by the first vice-minister of internal affairs Aliaksandr Shchurko.

The vice-minister accepted visitors at Baranavichy City Board of Internal Affairs (CBIA) on 3 February. The correspondent received the agreement of the CBIA press-secretary Natalya Sidzelnik in advance. However, when he came to the CBIA on 3 February, he wasn’t admitted to the office and it was prohibited to him even to speak to the visitors who were standing in the corridor.

According to Belarusian Association of Journalists