Brest oblast: oppositionists still interrogated in ‘Minsk blast’ case

2008 2008-08-07T17:54:48+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

When Alexander Chorny, the first secretary of Kobryn town committee of the Party of Communists of Belarusian, signed out of the hospital he was visited by police officers who brought a ‘questioning blank’ with them.

Being asked why they chose him, the policemen answered that they had been given a list of persons in Kobryn town executive committee and told that the persons who were included in it participated in meetings and pickets…. They put the word ‘picketer’ in the ‘status’ heading of the blank, took the activist’s fingerprints and saliva samples.

The same visits were made to 84-year-0ld member of the Belarusian Popular Front Party Yauhen Tsikhanovich, 82-year old BPF member Mikhail Minin and the deputy head of Kobryn town PCB committee Anatol Varankou. The latter refused to answer the ‘questioning list’. 73-year-old PCB member Stsiapan Hrechka was put in the ‘blast case’ as a suspect, because of his being a retired military sapper.

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