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Preliminary Meeting of Judge with Andzhei Pisalnik and Representative of Union of Poles Iauhien Kalosh

2005 2005-12-09T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

According to RFE/RL

On 8 December the preliminary meeting of the judge with Andzhei Pisalnik and the representative of the pro-governmental Union of Poles, lawyer Iauhien Kalosh on the suit of the chair of that Union of Poles Iuzaf Luchnik, who stated the former editor of Glos zndad Niemna newspaper Andzhei Pisalnik stole the photo-camera that belonged to the editorial office and cost 1,5 thousand dollars.

Andzhei Pisalnik explained to the judge that in May he received this photo-camera and wrote a receipt for it. The camera was used by all members of the editorial office. However, in July the Polish House in Hrodna was assaulted by the riot police and the police forcibly led out of there 20 members of the Union of Poles in Belarus. According to Pisalnik, he had no possibility to take away the photo-camera. All the detainees were taken to the police, where they were interrogated for several hours. After this the police guarded the building of the Polish House, not letting anybody in.

The trial was appointed on 22 December.