Mikhail Sharamet detained and kept in KGB investigation department

2008 2008-07-16T16:03:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Today the husband of BAJ board member Aliona Sharamet received a phone call from the KGB department. He was invited to have a “conversation” as a witness in “you know what case we are talking about, the most known case at the moment”.

The KGB officer told Mikhail Sharamet he had sent several summons to his apartment and did not receive any response. That’s why he had to invite him on the phone. At 1.30 Mikhail called his wife Aliona and warned her not to come home. After that the connection was interrupted. In a few hours we found out Mikhail’s location: KGB officers gave a confirmation to his lawyer that Mikhail Sharament was in the investigation department of Minsk city and Minsk region KGB. He will be detained for at least three days, tomorrow morning he will be interrogated.

In the morning the KGB searched the apartment, where Mikhail Sharemet was officially registered, for four hours. Now Mikhail’s 80-year-old grandmother lives there. The law-enforcement officers did not find anything suspicious but frightened the old lady.