Prosecutor's office covers unlawful actions of KGB

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The prosecutor's office found no violations in the actions of the KGB officers who had detained a Klimavichy activist of the civic initiative "Tell the Truth".

Civic activist Aliaksandr Balobin received an answer from the Mahiliou Prosecutor's Office to his appeal against the actions of the Krychau Inter-district KGB Department who had detained him on 27 March near the Klimavichy Military Enlistment Office and took him to Krychau.

As it is stated in the answer of the prosecutor's office, signed by the senior justice advisor, assistant prosecutor of the Mahiliou region M. Ramanouski, "officers of the Krychau Inter-district KGB Department acted lawfully and properly while carrying out individual prophylaxis towards you in the form of a prophylactic talk. There are no reasons to apply measures of prosecutional reaction."

According to the answer of the prosecutor's office, the KGB officers held a prophylactic talk with Aliaksandr Balobin, which "is the mildest measure for individual prophylaxis of violations of the law". The reason for the talk was that "there was viewed a number of materials, published at Your web-page in the social network "VKontakte", which got into the field of vision of KGB officers during the monitoring of the Internet and contain information about Your participation in the political life of the region and Your activity in the format of the unregistered public association "Tell the Truth".

Somewhat earlier Aliaksandr Balobin received an answer to his address to the Mahiliou Regional KGB Department to which he had also applied with a complaint against the actions of the officers of the Krychau Inter-District KGB Department and demanded a compensation of the means for traveling from Krychau to the village of Paulavichy in the Klimavichy district, where he lived.

As it is stated in the answer, signed by the deputy head of the department S. Featsistau, "there have been found no violations of the existent legislation of the Republic of Belarus in the actions of the workers of the Krychau Inter-district KGB Department". It was also stated that no compensation of the travel expenses is provided in such cases.

Bear in mind that in his appeal to the Mahiliou Regional Prosecutor's Office Aliaksandr Balobin stated the following: "On 27 March 2013 I was detained by two officers of the Krychau Inter-District KGB Department at the entrance of the military enlistment office. I was told only the name of the institution they worked in, not their surnames and positions. No IDs were shown to me.
Two KGB officers took me to the building of the Krychau KGB, where a questioning report, which is not a process document, was being drawn for three hours, since 11.20 a.m. till 2.20 p.m. The reports of questioning was drawn up by the head of the Krychau KGB Illia Krautsou. He posed open threats related to my public activities. I was also proposed to become an informer of the KGB. I was told that if I ever told about this case I would be taken away by their duty cars and would not get home again."

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