Kazulin, Liabedzka and Viachorka were detained on the border

2009 2009-04-03T18:12:51+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Belarusian oppositionists Anatol Liabedzka, Alexander Kazulin, and Vintsuk Viachorka were detained at the Lithuanian-Belarusian border in the morning on 3 April.

As BelaPAN learnt from the leader of the United Civil Party Anatol Liabedzka, Belarusian border guards detained the car with him, first deputy head of the BPF party Vintsuk Viachorka, and former political prisoner and former presidential candidate Alexander Kazulin.

‘Kazulin has been searched. They haven’t searched Viachorka and me yet. A car must cross the border during 15 minutes, but we have been staying here for an hour,’ the politician said.

According to him, the border guards didn’t say the reasons for such actions. ‘They say they must obey the orders. They had an order to detain the car and they were fulfilling it. They didn’t say who gave this order,’ A.Liabedzka said.

The car, driving to Vilnius for a session of the political council of the United Democratic Forces, was detained on the border for an hour. Then the oppositionists could enter Lithuania, Vintsuk Viachorka told.