Siarhei Shupa denied entrance to Belarus
Journalist of the Belarusian service of Radio Liberty
Siarhei Shupa was denied in receiving a Belarusian visa. Today the journalist,
who lives in Prague,
received his passport from the Belarusian consulate with the “denied” seal.
Mr. Shupa was to have led the presentation of Alherd Bakharevich’s nove “Shanany. History of a Disappearance” on 22 March in Minsk.
Bear in mind that in October 2011 Belarusian visa wasn’t issued to 81-year-old Halina Rudnik who was going to present in Minsk a book of her memories “Belarus. Birds of Passage”, published in the series “Library of Liberty”. The former worker of Radio “Liberty”, residing in Munich since 1950-ies, was denied in the issuance of a visa in the Belarusian Embassy in Berlin. The reasons for the denial weren’t explained.
Siarhei Shupa is known not only as a radio journalist, but also as a linguist and interpreter.