KGB Workers Pressurize Activist of BPF Youth

2006 2006-11-02T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 16 April 2006 the police detained several activists of the BPF Youth, including the student of the Belarusian State University Siarhei Karpovich. On 19 October a KGB worker phoned to the university and asked ‘to apply measures of influence’ towards him.

The story continued on 27 October, when KGB agents came to BSU. They took Mr Karpovich away from a lesson and proposed a talk about opposition instead. They asked what the aim of the 16 action that was held on 16 April was and who hanged a banner on one of the city bridges that day. Then the KGB workers asked about his role in the Belarusian People’s Front and the party’s relation to flash mobs. At the end of the talk the agents asked Siarhei to give them his mobile number in order to receive additional information.

The chair of the BPF Youth Ales Kalita commented on the situation in the following way: ‘After every attempt of pressurization of our activist a special department of the BPF Youth composes photokits of the involved persons for taking the investigative actions. These facial composites are saved for the future. That’s why I want to pass my greetings to the KGB agents.’