Democrats called to KGB in blast case

2008 2008-07-29T11:20:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Some democratic activists were called for questioning in the KGB in Minsk blast case.

The oppositionists were called for questionings by phone. As activist of the “European Belarus” civil campaign Maksim Vinyarski told to the Charter’97 press center, a man who named himself “KGB officer Alyaksandr Mikalaevich” phoned to him and strongly recommended to visit the KGB directorate on Minsk and the Minsk region. He said a ground for questioning was 4 July blast in Minsk. The KGB officer refused to say his surname and send an official summons to the activist. Besides, he “strongly” recommended that Maksim Vinyarski not to “inform anybody” about the questioning.

Democratic activist Aleh Korban has been called to the KGB directorate on Minsk and the Minks region today. “A man, who phoned, said he was a KGB officer, but didn’t say his name. Moreover, he asked how he could find youth activists Uladzimir Syarheyeu and Yahor Babrou, they will be called for questioning, too,“ Aleh Korban said to the Charter’97 press center.

It should be reminded that 13 opposition activists were arrested after the blast in Minsk. Their apartments were searched. After 10 days of preliminary arrest, the activists were released for lack of evidence.