Do KGB Investigators Summon Zmitser Khvedaruk to Prevent Him from Participation in St. Valentine’s Day Action?

2007 2007-02-14T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”


Today, on 14 February, KGB investigators also have called in the activist of the Young Front Zmitser Khvedaruk for interrogation. Khvedaruk could be summoned for questioning intentionally to prevent him from taking part in the street rally planned for St. Valentine’s Day.

On 4 February KGB detained Zmitser Khvedaruk and Aleh Korban. The activists were detained in a remand prison of the KGB for three days. Now they are suspects in a criminal case brought up for ‘participation in activities of an unregistered organization’. The activists were released after they submitted a written undertaking to come for interrogations when summoned by investigators.

It’s worth mentioning that a similar case was brought against Zmitser Dashkevich, Aleh Korban, Barys Haretski and Siarhei Lisichonak in 2006, but the was stopped.

Now the Young Front leader Zmitser Dashkevich is serving a sentence of 1.5 years on the same charges. During the investigation he was kept in custody on a pretext that he had ignored a summons for questioning.