Belarusian border guards confiscated laptop from oppositionist

2009 2009-02-27T15:00:01+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Artur Finkevich, leader of the “Young Belarus” movement, was confiscated his laptop by border guards.

It happened late at night on February 26, when Artur Finkevich was going to Warsaw. According to Radio Svaboda, he was got off the train Warsaw–Minsk.

Border guards searches his things and told Finkevich they took his laptop for a check which would last from 10 days to a month.

Border guards refused to say why they had searched Finkevich’s things. They said they had the right not to disclose certain information.

Artur Finkevich thinks that he is on the list of persons, who must be searched on the border. He has never had such problems before.

It should be reminded that Artur Finkevich is a member of the Belarusian Christian Democracy party, which is being created now.

Co-heads of the organizing committee on creation of the BCD Paval Sevyarynets and Alyaksei Shein are also searched on the border.