Human rights activist Uladzimir Labkovich questioned as a witness in the case of Minsk blast

2008 2008-09-11T20:43:48+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 11 September the officers of Leninski district police department of Minsk questioned the human rights activist Uladzimir Labkovich as a witness in the case that had been brought on the fact of a blast in Minsk on 4 July.

Bear in mind that on 10 September Labkovich was invited for a ‘talk’ by an officer of Leninski district police department, but refused to come there without an official writ. The writ has been given to him today. At the police department an officer proposed that Labkovich filled a questionnaire concerning the blast. Labkovich asked why he had to do it. ‘My actions are guided by order #80 and it is necessary for me to question you’, she answered.

Mr. Labkovich explained that as far as he was invited to the police as a witness, it was necessary to compose a minutes of interrogation. Then the human rights activist was questioned by officer A.Barabanau. Barabanau asked what Labkovich had been doing in the night on 4 July and whether he had been detained before. He also proposed that the witness gave his fingerprints and saliva sample. Labkovich refused and the ‘questioning’ came to an end.

‘You are free so far’, said Barabanau at departure.