Hrodna: a leader of the Union of Poles Mechyslau Yaskevich detained
On 4 September Mechyslau Yaskevich, the deputy head of the Union of Poles in Belarus, was detained by the police and guarded to Kastrychnitski district police department.
As Mechyslau Yaskevich told to RFE/RL on the phone, after his detention in a car, in Kabiaka Street, he was guarded to Kastrychnitski district police department of Hrodna.
Militiamen became interested in Polish-language editions Magazyn Polski na uchodzstwie and Glos znad Niemna na uchodzstwie, 51 item in total. Magazines and newspapers were seized, and a report of seizure was drawn up. Mechyslau Yaskevich notes: the policemen said they would read the editions to make sure they contained no information against the authorities.
The detainee was told the police had an order to search his apartment. However, the activist demanded that to show a warrant. The police guarded him to Kastrychnitski district prosecutor’s office, but didn’t receive a sanction for searching and had to set Mr. Yaskevich free.