Journalist from Lida gets fingerprinted

2008 2008-08-01T21:19:13+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 30 July Stanislau Sudnik, editor of Nasha Slova newspaper, was summonsed to Lida KGB department. There he was asked usual questions about the 4 July blast in Minsk and fingerprinted.

Mr. Sudnik explains the interest to his person by the fact that on 3 July he had been in Minsk and had taken part in an assembly of the Soym of the BPF Party. He treats this step of secret services calmly. ‘If there’s operative work for them – let them do it’, he said.

Earlier KGB officers interrogated concerning the blast the journalists of the small-circulation newspaper Volny Horad (Krychau) Mikalai Herdzi, Siarhei Niarouny and the founder of the newspaper Uladzimir Kudrautsau. Searches were conducted at the apartments of Nina Shydlouskaya, member of the Belarusian Association of Journalists, and Mikhail Sharamet, husband to the member of the BAJ administration Aliona Sharamet. M.Sharamet was kept in KGB isolator for three days. According to Radio Racyja, in July the police also interrogated journalists from Cherykau and Klimavichy Siamion Panizoutsau and Siarhei Arzhantsau.