Hrodna KGB persecutes democratic candidates

2008 2008-07-30T12:12:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On July 30th about 11 a.m. Hrodna representatives of BPF Party Vadzim Saranchukou and Siarhei Antusevich (both are members of BPF Soim) received phone calls from Hrodna KGB directorate. Both were invited to come to the local department of KGB.

Vadzim saranchukou told the KGB officer who failed to introduce himself that he had no time for such a meeting until Monday. Siarhei Antusevich said he could come to the office of Hrodna KGB directorate on July 31st, at 10 a.m. Formally the BPF representatives are summoned to give explanations about Minsk blast on July 3rd. In fact, KGB is persecuting activists for their participation in the elections.

Vadzim Saranchukou has registered his initiative group in Hrodna-Zaniomanskaya district, and Siarhei Antusevich is to run in Hrodna-Centralnaya district. Both are convinced, the authorities put psychological pressure on them aiming to hinder their campaigns.