Babruisk: UCP activist Zmitser Toustsik put on wanted list

2011 2011-12-09T17:59:04+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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His wife Alena received this information from police. She says a criminal case was opened against her husband.

“An investigator did not say what charges against Zmitser were. I asked her, she began to phone someone, then she left her office and did not say anything. They asked different questions about my husband’s behavior. They asked if he forgot something in recent time or behaved in a strange way. I think they want to get evidence that he allegedly uses drugs,” Alena Toustsik told Radio “Liberty”.

The flat of the Toustsiks was searched on 5 December. Police say they had found drugs in the flat. Zmitser Toustsik was taken to a police department, but later was released. He was summoned to police the next day, but he disappeared. Police say they did not see him in the department.

Alena and Zmitser Toustsiks are accused of taking part in an unauthorized rally with candles on 2 November. Their administrative case was to be heard by the Babruisk court on 7 November, but the trial was delayed due to absence of the defendants.

Alena Toustsik says her family was marked in police as “unreliable” due to this administrative case. She got this information from an officer of the city social service when she was in hospital. Alena figures out the details now.