Brest: procuracy does not grant Yauhen Skrabets’ complaint
Recently the democratic activist Yauhen Skrabets has complained to the procuracy of Maskouski district of Brest about unlawful confiscation of printed editions, DVD disks and a computer hard drive during a search in his parents’ apartment.
The police officers had been allegedly looking for a stolen radio receiver. However, instead they confiscated the abovementioned items.
In his answer to the complaint the senior justice advisor L.Teadarovich wrote: ‘The confiscated items have the traits of crimes under article 361 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus ‘Calls to non-constitutional change of the political system of the Republic of Belarus or commitment of crimes against the state’ and article 368 – ‘defamation of the president of the Republic of Belarus’. The confiscated items have been passed to Brest oblast KGB department for being checked-up in conformity with the requirements of the criminal-process legislation.’
Yauhen Skrabets intends to appeal against the ruling of the procuracy.