Authorities want to accuse Mr. Darafeev, a member of the initiative group of the united opposition candidate, of the Vitsebsk explosions.
This week in Vitsebsk KGB agents detained Aliaxandr Darafeeu, a democratic movement activist and a member of the initiative group of the united opposition candidate Aliaxandr Milinkievich. The authorities allegedly suspect him of being involved with the Vitsebsk explosions. So far it has proved impossible to find out more about the charges leveled against Mr. Darafeeu because he was taken from Vitsebsk to the capital and is being kept in the Minsk KGB office. The human rights activist Alies Bialiatski believes that the authorities are using this to intimidate the opponents of the ruling regime, those who live in Vitsebsk in the first place, and do what they can to achieve this goal.