Journalist Pavel Sharamet questioned by Russian police

2010 2010-06-02T18:30:27+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The journalist and founder of the website Belorusskiy Partizan has been questioned in Moscow in connection with materials on the Internet.

This time a request was received from the internal affairs directorate. Belarusian investigators were interested who had written the article about ftheormer police chief Henadz Khatsko posted on Belorusskiy Partizan on 18 May. The article says the policeman is supposed to have fled to Norway, but investigators looked for him at Sharamet’s. The journalist said at the questioning he didn’t know who was the author of the article and had never met with Khatsko or his family members, Belorusskiy Partizan informs.

'At least 50 articles are put on the website every day. It's an open Internet resource, many journalists from around the world have access to it. If I am questioned in connection with every article, I will have to open a reception office to answer questions by curious Belarusian secret services,' Sharamet said.

Bear in mind that the former chief of the Hrodna police went missing some months ago. The Belarusian MIA put him on the international wanted list. The rumors recently spread on the Internet say he could have fled to Norway.