Police questioned Vitsebsk activist Alena Semenchukova

2012 2012-05-15T17:45:18+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Activist of the "European Belarus" Alena Semenchukova was questioned about hanging out a white-red-white flag on the roof of the building of the medical university.

The reason for their suspicions was the photo camera, by which she made photos on 4 May, the day when the flag appeared on the roof.

The girl was invited to the police department over the phone, by police captain Valery Vashkel. She didn't want to come to the police department without receiving an official writ, as a result of which Vashkel personally presented it to her.

According to Alena Semenchukova, the police officers asked her what she and her under-aged brother Siarhei were doing on 4 May in Frunze Avenue, where the building of the medical university is situated. They also said that a case was instigated on this incident, because allegedly some pipes had been damaged on the roof.

The policemen asked Alena to tell her brother Siarhei, who lives in another city, to come for a talk to the inspection on cases of under-aged persons.

Earlier Alena's mother had been summonsed to the inspection. The mother was asked whether she knew about the political views of her daughter and that on 20 March Alena had been detained with a poster "Freedom to Siarhei Kavalenka!" and fined 175,000 rubles by Judge of the Chyhunachny District Court of Vitsebsk Alena Tsyhankova.

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