Human rights defender Zmitser Salauyou searched on the border

2012 2012-10-01T15:41:35+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Zmitser Salauyou was searched at the border crossing point “Piashchatka” while returning home from Poland. His car and personal belongings were examined by border guards, customs officers and two men in plain clothes.

According to Salauyou, he arrived at the border at about 12 p.m. His car was put in a special box. All its parts were thoroughly searched, including the hood and the bottom. The customs officers paid a special interest to a poster with a portrait of Ales Bialiatski, CDs of the campaign against the death penalty and a manual for election observers.

“I was let go only at 4 a.m. All those who stood in the queue behind me were examined superficially and were released quite quickly. No acts of examination and confiscation were drawn up. The reasons for such long detention weren’t explained. All personal belongings were returned to me,” said the human rights activist.

Bear in mind that yesterday a similar thing happened to civil activists Siarzhuk Semianiuk and Iryna Smiayan-Semianiuk.

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