Brest: photo journalist summonsed to police

2011 2011-11-08T18:01:29+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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Milana Kharytonava

Milana Kharytonava

Independent photojournalist Milana Kharytonava has been summoned to the Leninski District Police Department of Brest to give explanations regarding the action of solidarity with political prisoners on 26 October.

Milana Kharytonava received a phone call from district inspector Siarhei Liauchuk, who said she should appear at the police department as a witness. The police officer asked how photos of the action of solidarity with political prisoners had appeared on the Internet, in particular on the website of BelaPAN news agency. The photos were taken by Kharynonava.

As it was figured out, police carry out a check-up concerning the action. Siarhei Liauchuk questioned the photojournalist about that day, asked whom of the people in her photos she knew personally and asked to give their contacts. Milana Kharytonava said she did not know any of them. She took photos by accident when she was in Saveskaya Street. Kharytonava thinks her pictures may be a ground for accusing participants of the action of violating the rules of holding mass events.

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