UCP Hrodna activists harassed by KGB over election boycott campaign

2012 2012-08-30T15:20:20+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en http://spring96.org/files/images/sources/bajkot1.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Dzmitry Audzeichyk and Yauehn Shviadzko, activists of the United Civil Party’s Hrodna office, have been reportedly harassed by local KGB agents.

In particular, the activists were detained while posting leaflets urging voters to boycott the elections. The activists were taken to the police station and forced to provide written explanations on the incident. They were also threatened with criminal responsibility.

According to Dzmitry Audzeichyk, he recently received a phone call from the KGB saying that the activists would be called up for interrogation in the near future.

“Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections”