Polish TV employee was not allowed to come to Belarus

2005 2005-08-26T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 25 August Roman Varszytski, a Polish TV cameraman from Bialystok, was not allowed to enter Belarus. They did not explain the reasons and referred him to the General Consulate of Belarus in Bialystok for explanation. True, Mr. Varszytski lost neither his visa nor accreditation.
Four Bialystok journalists, who had been driving in the Polish TV car to Hrodna, were detained for a while – customs officers checked their documents and baggage. They first put a seal in the passport of Roman Varszytski, which allowed entry to Belarus, but then annulled it. This is the story told by his colleague Mikola Vauraniuk.
Roman Varszytski repeatedly visited Hrodna to cover the conflict around the Union of Poles. On 4 August unidentified people punctured two wheels in his company car near the Hrodna railroad station, reports Radio Liberty.