Detention on the Ukrainian border

2008 2008-12-11T19:17:44+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Activists of the Belarusian opposition may face problems at the border crossing point Makrany in Malaryta district on the Belarusian-Ukrainian border.

As Alexander Taustyka, one of the leaders of the entrepreneurs’ movement, told to RFE/RL, Belarusian border guards and customs officers especially carefully search a bus driving to Ukraine.

‘They are checking all participants of the Young Politicians’ School. For example, KGB officers seized a laptop, CDs, and literature from Yury Istomin, head of the Hrodna organization of the United Civil Party. They are checking the personal belongings of other people, too,’ Mr. Taustyka said.