Belarusian anti-nuclear activists not let to Lithuania

2012 2012-09-27T17:17:59+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Two Belarusian anti-nuclear activists Mikalai Ulasievich and Tatsiana Novikava were prohibited to enter Lithuania, their visas were terminated, RFE/RL informs. The activists were travelling to attend a conference on nuclear safety in Lithuania.

Mr. Ulasevich says they were held by customs officers for six hours. Even a member of the Lithuanian parliament (Seimas) arrived at border to solve the matter.

Mikalai Ulasevich considers that influential advocates of a nuclear power plant (NPP) construction in Lithuania are at the bottom of not letting them in Lithuania as both he and Ms. Novikava were intending to deliver speeches against using nuclear energy around the world.

The referendum on building a NPP is to be held in Lithuania this October.