New criminal case for graffiti

2010 2010-04-02T20:31:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Young Front activist Ruslan Matveyeu was questioned in connection with a criminal case related to an inscription 'Long live Belarus!' on the building of the Pershamaiski district court in Minsk.

BelaPAN learnt about this from Stanislau Stsesik, press secretary of the organization.

According to him, the inscriptions of political character on fences near the Pershamaiski district court and on the court building were drawn in the night of 11-12 March. Officers of the Pershamaiski district instigated a criminal case over that fact.

As Stsesik told, investigator Smirnou asked Matveyeu about his political views, activities in the organization, membership in other organizations and his current activities.

'The investigator asked who of his friends could draw the inscriptions. According to the police, the drawing were made between 12 p.m. and 3 a.m. Matveeu was shown a record of a mobile operator, according to which he had received a telephone call at about 2 a.m. near the Pershamaiski district court. A polygraph examination was offered to him, but he rejected the offer,' Stesik said.

The investigator also showed Matveyeu a photo depicting his phone number under one of the inscriptions. The activist said he didn’t know who could do that.

Matveyeu was fingerprinted and taken saliva sample for DNA analysis. He was also told he would be summoned later to give more testimonies.