KGB continues searches and interrogations
KGB officers held a search at the apartment where Iryna Charniauka, a journalist for the BelSat TV channel, lived. The apartment belongs to her sister. The search ended at 4.15 p.m. The system block of Charniauka’s computer and several CDs were confiscated. Then Iryna was taken to KGB, for an interrogation. She managed to tell human rights defenders that it can concern Aliaksei Mikhalevich’s case.
The Minsk KGB also interrogated the Young Front activists Viktoryia Ladzis and Tatsiana Shaputska as suspects in the ‘mass riot’ case.
On 12 January KGB interrogated the Deputy Chairperson of the Belarusian Association of Journalists Andrei Bastunets.
The same day an activist of the civil campaign European Belarus Aliaksandr Vasileuski was guarded to KGB. Mr. Vasileuski had served 15-day arrest for participation in the 19 December protest rally.
KGB invited several Young Front activists for interrogations over the phone. However, as said by one of them, Siarhei Amialchuk, they demanded to be issued with official writs.
KGB officers interrogated a Homel activist Anton Nazaranka.
KGB held a search at the apartment of an activist of the Speak Truth civil campaign Leanid Autukhou, who had collected signatures in support of the candidacy of Uladzimir Niakliayeu and attended several electoral meetings with the candidate.