Barysau: “prophylactic talk” with UCP member

2012 2012-01-10T18:27:33+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

A member of the United Civil Party, collector of signatures for holding of a People’s Assembly Mikalai Iliiushonak. Mikalai had received a telephone call from the Barysau City Police Department before the New Year holidays and was told to come there. However, he demanded to be issued with an official summons first.

Instead, on 10 January police lieutenant Ziankou paid an unexpected visit Iliiushonak’s apartment and stated that he needed to hold a “prophylactic talk”. However, the “talk” was quite strange: the policeman asked Mikalai about his membership in NGOs and participation in last year’s People’s Assembly. He also asked whether there was any organizing committee of the Assembly and what people were its members. The “talk” lasted for about an hour.