Salihorsk: Police Search Ivan Shyla’s Flat

2007 2007-05-14T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”


A criminal action has been brought up against the 16-year-old activist of Young Front Ivan Shyla, under article 193.1 (activities on behalf of an unregistered organization). A decree about that was delivered to him on 11 May by the investigator of Salihorsk regional prosecutor’s office Vitold Aliakseyeu. He asked Ivan Shyla about activities of Young Front and his participation in this organization. Ivan’s father, Uladzimer Shyla, refused to give evidence against his son. After the interrogation in the prosecutor’s office two KGB officers started a search in the apartment of Shyla family, the UCP press-service informs.

One of the KGB officers who were taking part in the search, S. Dzemidovich, many times interrogated the youth activist. There were two interrogations last year, in the case of Young Front leader Zmitser Dashkevich, and in the case of 5 Young Front activists from Minsk this year.

At the moment KGB men are making an inventory of property seized from Ivan Shyla, including papers, a notebook, and badges with national symbols.