Do “black lists” return?

2011 2011-10-10T17:49:25+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en http://spring96.org/files/images/sources/sazonau_viktar.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

At about 4.30 p.m. on 8 October Belarusian border guards took away the passports of human rights defenders viktar Sazonau (in the photo) and Yan Roman, who were returning home from Bialystok. They were kept in the hall of the customs office for some time, but were returned their passports and let go after they demanded the complaint book.

Bear in mind that some time ago the surnames of some Belarusian human rights defenders were put on a special list, as a result of which they used to be subject to a thorough personal examination each time they crossed the Belarusian border. Later this practice was abolished. This incident may be a sign of its return.

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