Charter-97 editor-in-chief appeals searches at prosecutor’s office

2010 2010-03-17T22:47:46+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Natallia Radzina, editor-in-chief of the major opposition web-site, lodged a complaint with Minsk Leninski Prosecutor’s Office against a number of illegal searches and confiscations carried out by the law enforcement agencies on 16 March.

As a result of the search at the Charter-97 office 8 personal computers were seized and Mrs. Radzina herself was hit on the eye by a man in civilian clothes. The journalist argues that the search was carried out with flagrant violations of legal procedures, since the policemen entered the office by breaking the door, having a search warrant. Besides, the seized PCs were not registered on the search records.