KGB warns Hrodna journalist
Uladzimir Khilmanovich was warned by the KGB that his newspaper articles in the Bialystok-based “Niva” newspaper might be subject to criminal charges of defaming the Republic of Belarus, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Belarus service reports.
According to Khilmanovich, after talking to a KGB officer, it became clear that they close tracked his publications, not only in Belarus, but also in foreign editions.
In particular, they pointed to his publication in the Bialystok-based “Niva” newspaper, which dealt with the police beating of an innocent man, and the absence of Belarusian-language education in Hrodna. The KGB officer said it was not true.
Thus, according to Khilmanovich, the security agencies are trying to influence the people who share information about Belarus in the world.