Opposition activist Uladzimir Siakerka searched on the border

2012 2012-10-15T17:08:07+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

Uladzimir Siakerka, a member of the “Fair World” party, was taken off Chernihiv-Homel train at Tsiarukha station on the border on 14 October 14.

“They detained the train for 20 minutes – the border guards couldn't explain to me why I had to get off the train. The shift supervisor senior lieutenant Alesia Tsyhankova said there were some problems with my passport, though I have been using it for abroad trips, also to the EU, for five years,” Uladzimir Siakerka told Radio Svaboda.

Customs officers searched the opposition politician at Tsiarukha border checkpoint.

Later the border guards drew a report in which the reason for the train delay was indicated: “Getting a passenger, who was found in the database, off the train.”

The border guards were checking Siakerka until 2 a.m. They finally said his passport was okay and ordered Uladzimir to get on Kyiv-Minsk train. He arrived in Homel at 4 a.m.

Siakerka says Belarusian border guards also took him off the train on his way from Vilnius to Belarus. The politician wants to figure out who, when and why put him on the database.