Print-Run of Volny Horad Newspaper Arrested at Russian Border

2006 2006-01-15T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The print-run of the independent regional newspaper Volny Horad was transported to the Belarusian town of Krychau from the printing house, situated in Smolensk (Russia). The formal reason for the detention of the load was that the real number of the carried copies exceeded the number stated in the newspaper’s issue data. However, the editorial office states that the real reason was that the number contained materials about the upcoming presidential election.

The newspaper was arrested by Klimavichy district police board with its chair Iury Smirnou at the head.