Pavel Sharamet summoned to interrogation on 'hunters' case'

2010 2010-04-07T19:53:58+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Pavel Sharamet has been summoned for interrogation to law-enforcing agencies of Russia upon the request of the Interior Ministry of Belarus. He is to give explanations in connection with the defamation case opened in Belarus after several articles in independent mass media about the former head of the Homel KGB bureau Korzh.

The request was received by Moscow this week. Pavel Sharamet was called in for interrogation as the creator of the website Belarusian Partisan.

'I have never been hiding from anyone. My contact details haven't changed for 10 years and everyone who needs them has my address. Certainly, I will go for interrogation and tell everything I know about the case relating to KGB officers and policemen in Belarus. But unfortunately, I know too little,' Sharamet told to the website.

We remind that recently Pavel Sharamet has been deprived of Belarusian citizenship.

Earlier, in March 2010, the police started a real hunt on Belarusian opposition journalists. Searches in the apartments of journalists of website, Narodnaya Volia and Novaya Gazeta newspapers were held. The journalists are summoned for interrogations. A real pogrom took place in the news office of website. Its journalist Natallia Radzina was punched in the face. A wide campaign has been started against Belarusian partisan with the use of veteran organizations and demands to close the news resource.