Search at human rights defender Nasta Loika’s apartment

2011 2011-01-04T18:17:25+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

At about 12.40 a.m. Nasta’s mother called to her and said that unknown police or KGB officers tried to burst into their apartment to hold a search there. Nasta asked the neighbors to tell them not to break the apartment door till her arrival. Then she came to the house in the company of the human rights defenders Ales Bialiatski, Aleh Hulak and a representative of the Committee of International Control over the situation of human rights in Belarus.

‘I think that the search is connected with the fact that I was in Nezalezhnastsi Square on 19 December’, said Nasta.

As said by Mr. Bialiatski, the search was conducted by three KGB officers who found nothing except some old leaflets. Then Nasta was guarded to KGB for an interrogation within the frames of the criminal case concerning the mass riot that had allegedly taken place in Minsk on 19 December.