Police Illegally Copies Documents of Political Parties
On 4 March near Shchuchyn the police detained the car of the human rights activist Viktar Sazonau, who was driving home together with the regional activist of the BPF Party Siarhei Malchyk and the chairman of the regional UCP branch Yury Istomin. According to the police, they were looking for forged money. After the preliminary examination of the car the police guarded the detainees to Shchuchyn district police department and kept them there for three hours.
Having no warrant, the police illegally examined all personal belongings and thoroughly searched the car and its insides. They found and copied the documents that belonged to the BPF Party, the UCP and the coalition of united democratic forces and the list of democratic candidates from Hrodna region to the parliamentary election.
Viktar Sazonau intends to appeal against these lawless actions of the police.