Police questioned Andrei Sannikau and Iryna Khalip

2010 2010-03-03T17:26:31+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The European Belarus leader and a well-known journalist were questioned in connection with the so called hunters’ case.

Andrei Sannikau and his wife Iryna Khalip were summoned to the Partyzanski district police department in Minsk. The procedure was carried out by Aliaksandr Pazniak, chief interrogating officer of the division of inquiry and preliminary investigation of the Partyzanski district police department.

The opposition politician and the journalist were questioned in connection of the criminal case instigated over defamation of former KGB department of the Homel region Ivan Korhz.

As charter97.org has learnt from Iryna Khalip, she and Andrei Sannikau were questioned individually.

‘We were asked similar questions: if we were coordinators of the website charter97.org, if we conducted journalistic investigation of the ‘hunters’ case’, if I published anything relating to this issue, if we met with his family, if we published anything on the website Belorusskiy Partizan. Our answers to all questions were decisive ‘no’, which is absolutely true,’ the journalist said.