11 persons remain in custody on suspicion in relation to incident in Russian Embassy

2010 2010-09-08T20:26:56+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 8 September, the KGB detained the civil activist Tatsiana Semianishchava. According to her mother, the KGB officers stated they had found some information at the hard drive they had confiscated from the activist before. There is still no further information about the reasons behind the arrest. Bear in mind that Tatsiana was taken for an interrogation yesterday, on 7 September.

After the interrogation her apartment was searched, a hard drive, a USB flash card and books were seized. Tatsiana was released at 7 p.m. that day.

Arrested today were also Ihar Chapiha, Siarhei Papou and Uladzimir Valodzin. All in all, the total number of the people detained in connection with the arson on the territory of the Russian Embassy increased to 11 and includes:

1. Ihar Chapiha
2. Mikalai Dziadok,
3. Aliaksandr Frantskevich (was released and then arrested again)
4. Ihar Istazarau,
5. Valeryia Khotsina,
6. Anton Laptsionak,
7. Siarhei Papou,
8. Siarhei Sliusarau,
9. Tatsiana Semianishchava,
10. Uladzimir Valodzin,
11. Aliaksei Zhynherouski.