Human rights defender Tatsiana Reviaka questioned by KGB (updated)
Mrs. Tatsiana Reviaka, member of the Human Rights Center Viasna’s Council, has been summoned for “conversation” to the KGB central office, after she received an official writ, saying that she should be questioned “as a person being aware of circumstances that have significance for maintaining the national security of the Republic of Belarus.”
Tatsiana Reviaka visited the KGB office, accompanied by her lawyer.
The human rights defender says the summons is linked to her activities and the ongoing harassment of Viasna and its activists intensified after the arrest of its leader Ales Bialiatski.
The interrogation dealt with an article entitled “Mahiliou KGB interferes with electoral process”, published on the www.spring96.org web-site on 15 August, said Mrs. Reviaka after the questioning. KGB officer Aliaksandr Matskevich also inquired on the source of the information and its author. He then asked whether Tatsiana Reviaka checked the data mentioned in the article.
In turn, Mrs. Reviaka said the publication could not discredit the KGB.
As a result, Tatsiana Reviaka was warned over the publication of unchecked information on Viasna’s web-site.