Human rights defender undergoes personal search at border

2008 2008-07-30T13:03:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Viktar Sazonau, Hrodna civic activist and human rights defender, had to undergo personal search at Hrodna railway station twice during one day.

On July 28th Viktar Sazonau was travelling to Bialystok, Poland, for his personal business. However, the border guards found his name in some list and sent him back to the customs officers for a check.  As a result, the train was delayed 15 minutes.

On Viktar’s way back the story repeated. Viktar carried nothing prohibited through the border. He explains his detention by political persecution for his active participation in the election campaign and human rights activity.

Last week Viktar Sazonau was summoned to the local KGB department for interrogation on the Minsk blast.

Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections