Salihorsk: Young Front Members Pressurized by Secret Services

2006 2006-02-10T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

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At night of 4-5 February unknown persons made about 300 inscriptions “He pissed us off!” and “We need new one!” on the walls all over the city of Salihorsk. It was an unheard case for Salihorsk, that’s why KGB workers from Minsk were called. They started working on Monday.

On 6 February the Young Front activist Iauhen Miadzvedzeu was summonsed to the police together with his father. At the interrogation the youngster was asked about the structure of the Young Front in Salihorsk and demanded to confirm that the abovementioned action was organized by Ivan Shyla (the leader of Salihorsk Young Front branch, who had been summonsed for interrogations together with his father before).

On 7 February Aliaksandr Sharko, policeman who works at the criminal search department, came to school #4, where the Young Front activists Ryhor Astapenia, Vital Bondar, Iauhen Miadzvedzeu, Iauhen Pushcha, Iauhen Shkraba and Ivan Shyla learn. In presence of the social pedagogue the guys were made to give explanations concerning the appearance of the scriptures in the city. They were insulted and intimidated with punishment for anti-state activity.

Ivan Shyla was summonsed to the office of the school director Volha Sinkova for a talk with a KGB worker. There a report for insult of a state official was composed against him. The matter was that entering the office he pointed that flexibility of the director’s spine could be the reason for which she bowed to anyone. In his talk with Ivan Shyla the KGB worker said school #4 was the most dangerous one in Minsk region.