Police confiscate book from Anatol Liabedzka and try to get into his apartment

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Anatol Liabedzka

Anatol Liabedzka

In the evening on May 9, 38 copies of Anatol Liabedzka's book “108 days and nights in the dungeons of the KGB” were seized from him. At first the police found some materials of the United Civil Party in his car, and then decided to “thoroughly examine” it, which resulted in the confiscation of the books, which were in the trunk. The books have been sent for an examination.

“The intrigue of the near future is what the “experts” will find in my book "108 days i nights in the dungeons of the KGB?" – undermining of the constitutional system of Belarus or the truth about the suppression of opposition-mindedness and abuses on the part of the local ruler?!" wrote Mr. Liabedzka in his FB account.

The procedure for withdrawal of the books and drawing the appropriate report lasted since 2 till 5.20 a.m.

In a day, police officers tried to get ijnto his apartment, allegedly to check where the politician stored his weapons.

“At 3 p.m. on May 10, police officers tried to get into my apartment. One of them introduced himself as a captain of the division for economic crime. I asked about the reasons for their actions. They answered: “We want to check where you store your weapons”. I asked what weapons they meant. They answered that I had some weapons and they needed to check where they were stored and how the safe worked. I answered that there wasn't anything of the kind in the apartment, except for kitchen knives, and blankly refused to let them in. After this we noticed that people with walkie-talkies were walking outside the house. In 20 minutes my wife went out, but didn't see anyone. I thought there would be some continuation, but everything has been quiet so far,” said the political to RFE/RL.

Mr. Liabedzka regards the visit of police as psychological pressurization.