Homel: United Civil Party Applies to Prosecutor’s Office Concerning Office Trespass
On 28 August Homel regional UCP organization applied to the head of Chyhunachny district police department of Homel and to the district prosecutor’s office in connection with an illegal police raid to its office. During their visit the police examined the office, videoed it and detained the present people.
On 26 August a meeting of public activists with a protestant pastor Ernest Sabila took place. At about 6.30 p.m. the police came to the yard of the private house on the ground floor of which the office is situated. Threatening to smash the door, they entered the office without any sanction. They examined the office, made video shots, detained for ‘identification’ seven persons and took them to the police station.
According to the BelaPAN information the party members apply to the head of the police department and to the district prosecutor with the request to give a legal evaluation to the police actions, make a check-up and punish the persons who mislead the police with the information that a person suspected in robbery was in the UCP office.
‘We turn the attention of the police and the prosecutor’s office to the fact that, pitifully enough, such examinations of our office and detentions of people for no reasons, have already become systematic. The policemen who allegedly came to the UCP office to find a criminal, could not even specify the sex and failed to present any description or identikit. It is not clear who they were looking for and why they examined the office and made video shots without sanction. We hope to receive an answer to these questions from the boss of the people who act outside the frames of the law,’ commented the deputy chair of the regional UCP organization Uladzimir Katsora.