Still more interrogations

2011 2011-02-09T17:43:59+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 9 February Nadzeya Krapivina, wife of Ales Kirkevich, a suspect in the 'mass riot' case, was interrogated at the Minsk KGB department by investigator Bychak, who investigates the case of Kirkevich.

The matter is that Nadzeya Krapivina was detained for participation in the protest action on 19 December in central Minsk and was sentenced to 12 days of arrest. Her husband was detained later, at an action of solidarity held near the prison in Akrestsin Street and sentenced to 10 days of arrest. He was released on 3 January.

Soon Ales Kirkevich was detained again and placed in the KGB jail as a suspect in the 'mass riot' criminal case. During the detention he had with him some documents that belonged to Nadzeya (the receipt for payment of the 'prison services' and a copy of the court verdict). Nadzeya came to the KGB department to take these things back, and was interrogated about the events of 19 December. She had to give a written undertaking not to disclose the secret of the investigation.

Dzianis Sadouski, the responsible secretary of the Belarusian Christian Democracy, has received five telephone calls from the military counter-intelligence after a recent interrogation at the KGB, during which he refused to testify against himself.

Now officers of counter-intelligence demand that he should come to them for another interrogation.

On 8 February Zmitser Charniak, an activist of the civil campaign European Belarus, received a telephone call from the Savetski District Police Department of Minsk. He was invited for an interrogation and told that the writ for it would be handed to him after his coming to the police department.