Kletsk: police intimidate civil activist Yauhen Mikulich

2008 2008-11-10T20:27:50+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

An activist of For Freedom movement Yauhen Mikulich from Klyotsk has addressed the procuracy with the request to defend his family from threats and illegal actions by local policemen.

On 10 November at 11 a.m. Yauhen Mikulich accidentally met a forensics analyst of Kletsk regional police department Siarhei Kastsykevich. As the coordinator of For Freedom movement in Kletsk district Siarhei Panamarou said, the policemen in a rude and offensive manner threatened Yauhen Mikulich saying that his life and life of his family would become unbearable.

According to Siarhei Panamarou, the nervous reaction of the policeman is connected with the fact that the prosecutor’s office is carrying out a check of Mikulich’s statement, after the activist was fingerprinted.

At the end of October a police women threatened Yauhen Mikulich to fine the activist 210 000 rubles (about $100) and administrative arrest in case he refused to be fingerprinted. A military commissar Zmitser Hardun was present at that moment. All these facts were listed in the appeal to the prosecutor of Kletsk district U.Karabok.

Yauhen Mikulich immediately filed an application to the prosecutor’s office after the meeting with the policeman. He asks to defend him from threats and illegal actions by the local police.