Attempt to Prevent Milinkevich From Visiting Poland

2006 2006-05-16T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The leader of democratic forces of Belarus Alyaksandr Milinkevich, who was on the way to Bialystok (Poland) in the train “Hrodna-Kuznica” to attend the trial over the newspaper of Belarusian community in Poland “Niva”, was searched by customs officers for about an hour. The Charter’97 press center was informed about that by a press secretary of the opposition leader Paval Mazhejka. Because of such a long search of Milinkevich the departure of the train was delayed for 15 minutes. Nothing has been confiscated.