Car with Members of Aliaksandr Milinkevich’s Initiative Group Detained on the Border

2006 2006-02-06T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

At 3 p.m. on 4 February 2006 the road police of Zhabinka District Board of Internal Affairs detained the car with the UCP vice-chair Siarhei Alfer, the journalist Tatsiana Vanina, Aliaksandr Bukhvostau and one more member of the initiative group on the way to Brest. During the search of the car some more members of the initiative group arrived to witness the police actions. In the car there were several dozens of copybooks, the brochures “Monitoring at the election of President of the Republic of Belarus in 2006”, Milinkevich’s “Answers” to questions of the electorate and trade-union editions.

The journalist and human rights activist Uladzimir Vialichkin took photos during the search. A policeman asked him why he did it. Vialichkin showed to him his certificate of member of the Belarusian Association of Journalists. Then the policeman put down the passport data of the present persons and Vialichkin’s certificate. In three hours, after the end of all the formal proceedings, Aliaksandr Bukhvostau visited Zhabinka DBIA in order to find why the police searched the car. The duty policeman, captain Siarhei Dubina, explained the police allegedly received operative information about trafficking of 10 000 of false dollars.