Babruisk: police pressurize civil activists

2011 2011-11-03T14:06:22+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

A police inspector paid a visit to the apartment of Maryna Hradulenka, a Babruisk-based activist of the civil movement “Tell The Truth!” after 8 p.m. on 2 November. He wanted her to sign a warning about responsibility for participation in unauthorized actions and violations of the laws on press and mass media.

“I told him that I wouldn’t sign any papers”, said the activist. “He didn’t insist, but said that having a prophylactic talk with me would do instead. However, I refused to talk to him as well, after which he left. It should be noted that he behaved quite civilly.”

This week the Babruisk police also tried to meet with another activist of “Tell the Truth!”, Volha Pimenava. They phoned to her mobile phone and came to her home, but he wasn’t there at the time.

Alena Miadzvedzeva, the coordinator of “Tell the Truth!” in Babruisk, thinks that the authorities exercise pressure on them in order to decrease the level of their activities.

“Last month we passed to the Babruisk City Executive Committee almost 4,000 signatures of Babruisk citizens with the demand to solve concrete social problems,” she said.

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