KGB unwilling to return seized video camera

2011 2011-11-21T12:58:30+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Zmitser Salauyou, Mahiliou leader of the Belarusian Popular Front “Adradzhenne”, has been unable to recover the video camera seized by local KGB officers during a search at the activist’s residence on 15 January 2011.
The camera was seized together with a PC and a flash drive. The latter two were eventually returned to Mr. Salauyou, while the city’s KGB department refused to return the camera, referring to its significance as evidence in the 19 December 2010 criminal case.
“I am really surprised at the actions by the KGB, as the consideration of the criminal cases on the post-election protest is already over. Still, they are still unwilling to return my video camera, despite numerous appeals and phone calls. This week, I am going to lodge an appeal with the General Prosecutor’s Office,” says Zmitser Salauyou.