More searches and interrogations in Belarus

2011 2011-02-02T17:48:53+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 2 February two KGB officers searched the apartment of opposition activist Tamara Zaitsava. In the search warrant it was stated that she was a witness in the criminal case concerning the ‘mass riot’ of 19 December. The activist wasn’t present in Nezalezhnastsi Square that day, because she observed the presidential election at an election precinct in Kalinkavichy, but this didn’t stop the KGB officers.

An activist of the United Civil Party Siarhei Kliuyeu was summoned for another interrogation at KGB on 1 February. He is a suspect in the criminal case under Article 293, parts 1 and 2 of the Criminal Code (mass riot). The activist gave a written undertaking not to leave Minsk.

Another civil activist from Minsk, Ihar Simbirou, was summonsed to KGB as well.

In Vitsebsk the KGB has interrogated Aliaksei Haurutsikau, Chairperson of the organizing committee of the Belarusian Social Democratic Party Narodnahya Hramada Aliaksei Haurutsikau.

A Baranavichy human rights defender Siarhei Housha was met by two unidentified persons near his apartment. They passed to him a writ for an interrogation on 3 February. The writ was signed by senior lieutenant of the Brest Region KGB Department Halubkou.

Writs for 3 February were also passed to a member of the Fair World Party Viktar Tsiapin and Mikalai Charnavus. The both of them observed the presidential election.