Former presidential hopeful Ryzhou questioned by police

2011 2011-06-29T17:39:30+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

Former presidential hopeful Siarhei Ryzhou has been interrogated by Vitsebsk police after a number of Internet resources published appeals for a nation-wide strike allegedly signed by Mr. Ryzhou, the BelaPAN news agency reports.

“I have been harassed. On 16 July, I was taken to the regional prosecutor’s office and warned of possible prosecution for violating the mass events legislation”, says Mr. Ryzhou.

He also says he is going to appeal both the detention and the warning.