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Aliaksei Lapitski in center of attention of undercover policemen

2008 2008-03-24T14:07:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On March 21st, at 8.30 a.m. a stranger in black jacket knocked on the doors of Aliaksei Lapitski, human rights defender and member of BPF party in Zhodzina. The stranger said he was from police and wanted to talk to Mr. Lapitski.


Aliaksei Lapitski replied that if the stranger really was a police officer, he had to act appropriately – send summons, etc. The plainclothes “policeman” only asked: “is it you or not?”, and Aliaksei replied it was not him. That was the end of the conversation through the doors.


Aliaksei Lapitski explains the interest to his personality by “possible activization of special services on the eve of the 90th anniversary of the Belarusian Democratic Republic” and mass actions that traditionally take place in Minsk.


Illegal activity of police in the run up to mass actions in Minsk can be observed all over Belarus. For example, during last actions the police illegally detained many activists in Barysau and Zhodzina… They were just not allowed to travel to the capital.

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