Provocation against journalist Volha Klaskouskaya, sister of political prisoner Aliaksandr Klaskouski

2011 2011-05-05T17:27:37+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Volha Klaskouskay was taken out of her house in the night time in handcuffs. The police beat hear and tore her blouse when she tried to defend herself. She was taken to the Leninski District Police Department of Minsk barefoot and was kept there till morning. Her relatives managed to pass her clothes and shoes only in the morning.

She was unable to sign the detention report at night. Now she intends to register the beating at the forensic expertise. She has aches in her arm and many haematomas.

By the way, when the police entered the apartment, they behaved politely and called her by the first and the second name. The mockery started after the detention. At the police station, the police pulled her by the hair and beat. They also threatened her with criminal persecution for resistance to the police and libel against the president.


Volha Klaskouskaya is the younger sister of a KGB prisoner, former policeman Aliaksandr Klaskouski, who came to the post-election protest action of 19 December 2010 in the police uniform and tried to stop the violent beating of the people by the riot police.

Volha lived in Sweden for several years. However, 2.5 weeks ago she returned to Belarus (losing the status of political refuge) in order to support his brother and his family (wife and three children). Her mother Liudmila and 9-year-old daughter Miraslava returned to Belarus with her.

After the 19 December events in Minsk Volha held numerous actions in Stockholm to support political prisoners in Belarus.

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