News on the topic: interrogation

Activist from Brest summoned to KGB

15.04.2015 Activist from Brest summoned to KGB

Brest-based activist of Young Belarus movement Natallia Papkova us summoned to the KGB department.

Baranavichy businessman questioned to prevent meeting with President

18.03.2015 Baranavichy businessman questioned to prevent meeting with President

On March 17, Mikalai Charnavus, the leader of Baranavichy entrepreneurs, was expected to go to Minsk to join a meeting of President Aliaksandr Lukashenka with entrepreneurs. But instead of meeting with the head of state, the civil society activist was forced to appear at the local police department, where police Captain Siarhei Paulenau interviewed him urging the activist to respect the law.

Blogger threatened after refusing to go to police station without summons

16.03.2015 Blogger threatened after refusing to go to police station without summons

A renowned blogger defies an established practice in Belarus when people must report to police just after a telephone call from investigators. Journalist and blogger Hleb Labadzenka came across the outrageous methods used by a police officer from Minsk's Saviecki DIstrice Police Department.

KGB summons activist for interrogation in Hrodna

25.02.2015 KGB summons activist for interrogation in Hrodna

On 25 February, Dzianis Ivashyn, an opposition activist in Hrodna, received a phone call from a KGB representative who said his name was Major Pavel Slavuta. He offered the activist to appear in the KGB’s local department in order to discuss the nature and purpose of his trips abroad.

Homel police threaten Young Front co-chair Andrei Tsianiuta

28.07.2014 Homel police threaten Young Front co-chair Andrei Tsianiuta

On July 27, Andrei Tsianiuta, co-chair of the Young Front opposition movement, received a phone call from an unknown person who introduced himself as a police inspector and ordered to urgently come to the police department. However, the police officer refused to specify the reasons for the summons. He only said that they received “some papers from the court”. When the activist refused to come to the department without a writ, the caller threatened him with detention, saying that “now a patrol will come and take you to the department”.

Ongoing harassment of UCP activists in Brest

21.04.2014 Ongoing harassment of UCP activists in Brest

Iryna Siniapkina, a member of the United Civil Party in Brest, received a summons from local police, which however failed to indicate the date and time of the expected visit, as well as the reasons for the call.

03.04.2014 Babruisk journalist questioned by Investigative Committee

On April 1, chief editor of the Bobruiskiy kurier independent weekly Anatol Sanatsenka was questioned at the Babruisk interdistrict department of the Investigative Committee, press-service of the Belarusian Association of Journalists reports.

27.03.2014 Editor of Smarhon independent paper interviewed by police

On March 25, Smarhon police interviewed the editor of the small-circulation newspaper "Smarhonski Hrak” Ales Dzerhachou and the distributor of the periodical Uladzimir Shulzhytski, Press Service of the Belarusian Association of Journalists reports.

23.03.2014 Independent journalist questioned at Brest Prosecutor's Office

Independent journalist Yauhen Skrabets was interviewed in the Brest City Prosecutor’s Office, Radio Racyja said. As told by the journalist, prosecutors inquired about his work with the Belarusian Radio Racyja:

UCP’s Babruisk leader summoned to police

30.01.2014 UCP’s Babruisk leader summoned to police

Viktar Buzinayeu, Chairman of the United Civil Party’s Babruisk office, reported receiving a telephone invitation to a meeting to be held in the local police department.

GayBelarus leaders summoned for conversation to Office for Drug Control and Combating Trafficking in Person

21.08.2013 GayBelarus leaders summoned for conversation to Office for Drug Control and Combating Trafficking in Person

On August 16, Deputy Chairman of the Human Rights Project "GayBelarus" Maksim Dzmitryeu was summoned as a witness without specifying the administrative or criminal case to the Office for Drug Control and Combating Trafficking in Persons of the criminal police. The "conversation," as the representative of the "Belarusian Helsinki Committee", was attended by human rights activist Natalia Mankouskaya.

15.08.2013 BCD Mahiliou coordinator summoned to Investigative Committee

Mrs. Taisiya Kabanchuk, Mahiliou Regional Coordinator of the organizing committee of the Belarusian Christian Democracy, is expected to appear at the Office of the Investigative Committee in Babruisk, BCD press service reports.

Slonim: BCD member summoned to Prosecutor’s Office over Freedom Day rally

26.06.2013 Slonim: BCD member summoned to Prosecutor’s Office over Freedom Day rally

Slonim police and prosecuting authorities are still seeking to interrogate activists of local pro-democratic forces who celebrated Freedom Day on March 25. The head of the Slonim office of the Belarusian Christian Democracy Ivan Bedka received a summons signed by Slonim District Prosecutor, Senior Counsellor of Justice Anatol Yaulash, urging him to appear at the Prosecutor’s Office on June 24 “in connection with the fact of the unauthorized mass event dedicated to the anniversary of the Belarus People’s Republic.”

Rahachou activist questioned by police over publication on independent website

26.06.2013 Rahachou activist questioned by police over publication on independent website

Dzianis Dashkevich, pro-democratic activist from the town of Rahachou, had to provide explanations to local policemen over a publication on the independent website vrogacheve.ru.

29.05.2013 Independent journalists summoned to Prosecutor’s Office

Members of the NGO “Belarusian Association of Journalists”, Volha Chaychyts and Ales Silich, are required to appear in Smaliavichy district Prosecutor’s Office on Thursday, May 30, press service of the Belarusian Association of Journalists reports.

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