Another recruitment attempt by security services
In the second half of April, a KGB officer who introduced himself as Aliaksandr, phoned to the TV cameraman Kanstantsin Zamirouski and invited him for a meeting. As far as the latter couldn’t guess about the reasons for the meeting, it happened in a building in Karl Marx Street.
The KGB officer was interested to find about Kanstantsin’s relations to the Polish satellite TV channel BelSat. Zamirouski answered that he several times shot different programs. On hearing it, Aliaksandr asked to pass him the telephone numbers of the people whom Aliaksandr contacted, and called different surnames.
’However, I didn’t know these people and couldn’t tell him anything’, says Kanstantsin. ‘He was also interested in my family affairs and job. The talk was informal and was conducted in an easy manner. Probably, he wanted to get my confidence. Aliaksandr said that he hadn’t heard about me before, and got information about me after I received a visa.’
At the end of the meeting, the KGB officer asked Kanstantsin to find the telephone numbers of the people he had cooperated with and pass them to him, and promised to phone soon.
On 4 May Aliaksandr phoned once again and very insistently proposed to meet at least for 10 minutes. Kanstantsin refused referring to absence of free time. He also said that he would stop cooperation with the TV channel as he didn’t want such troubles and asked to leave him alone. Soon afterwards, Mr. Zamirouski applied to the Human Rights Center Viasna.