Barysau: “prophylactic talk” with UCP member
A member of the United Civil Party, collector of
signatures for holding of a People’s Assembly Mikalai Iliiushonak. Mikalai had
received a telephone call from the Barysau City Police Department before the
New Year holidays and was told to come there. However, he demanded to be issued
with an official summons first.
Instead, on 10 January police lieutenant Ziankou paid an unexpected visit Iliiushonak’s apartment and stated that he needed to hold a “prophylactic talk”. However, the “talk” was quite strange: the policeman asked Mikalai about his membership in NGOs and participation in last year’s People’s Assembly. He also asked whether there was any organizing committee of the Assembly and what people were its members. The “talk” lasted for about an hour.