Rahachou activist harassed by KGB

2012 2012-08-24T12:25:24+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en http://spring96.org/files/images/sources/ragachou-zbor-podpis-1.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Dzianis Dashkevich, Rahachou activist of the Tell the Truth campaign, who was denied registration as a candidate in the current parliamentary elections, has been questioned by the town’s KGB.

As a result of a 4-hour interrogation, the activist was forced to sign a paper saying he was involved in foreign exchange fraud. The KGB officers said the activist could face criminal charges for receiving fees in USD for organizing weddings.

According to Dzianis Dashkevich, his wife was also interrogated by the KGB.

The activist himself says the harassment is caused by his running in the elections, as the interrogation was timed to prevent him from appealing the denial of registration.

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