Belarusian authorities deny visa to Petruska Sustrova

2014 2014-01-13T16:45:45+0300 2014-01-13T16:45:45+0300 en

Former Czech dissident Petruska Shustrova was invited to Minsk for a party in the memory of former Czech President Vaclav Havel. However, the Belarusian Embassy in Prague denied her a visa by putting the appropriate stamp in the passport.

This was reported by one of the organizers of the tomorrow's party in the memory of Vaclav Havel, Ales Lahvinets.

Petruska Shustrova is a famous Czech dissident, journalist and translator. When she was 21, she was accused of betraying Czechoslovakia for distributing leaflets against the Soviet occupation, and was sentenced to 2 years of imprisonment. Currently P. Sustrova is Chairperson of the Supervisory Board of the organization "Civil Belarus", which operates in the Czech Republic. She became the head of the supervisory board after the death of Vaclav Havel.