Journalist of Magazyn Polski na Uchodzstwie Detained

2007 2007-03-19T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Hrodna police detained Ihar Bantsar – journalist of a Polish-language Magazyn Polski na Uchodzstwie. He is kept in Hrodna Leninski police department temporary detention center. The policemen charged him with “disorderly conduct”, RFE/RL reports.

Andrei Pachobut, the magazine’s editor-in-chief, points out that Ihar Bantsar is a reporter, not a civic activist. He does not exclude the possibility that Bantsar drew the attention of the local policemen with publications in the last issues of the magazine. Ihar Bantsar published a series of critical articles about the activities of the pro-governmental Union of Poles