Polatsk: searches at oppositionists’ apartments continue

2008 2008-07-15T20:24:11+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en http://spring96.org/files/images/sources/mf.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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Young Front

Young Front

In Polatsk the police burst into an apartment which was rented by activists of the underground organization Young Front.

According to the youth activist Mikalai Dzemidzenka, the police officers asked those who were in to open the door under the pretext of handing a writ to military enlistment committee. However, on entering the apartment the policemen started looking through books and newspapers. Besides, the police inspector Ivan Krakhotka called somebody over the phone and asked to come to the apartment.

Being asked whether they had a warrant for search, the policemen answered by a question: ‘Are you registered in this apartment?’ They refused to tell the reasons for the search.

Bear in mind that after the blast which had taken place in the morning of 4 July the law-enforcement agencies started massive searches at oppositionists’ apartments. As a result ten persons were detained, as the police found bolts, screws and rubber gloves during the searches, which allegedly can point at implication in the crime.