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Vitsebsk road police seize independent newspapers

2012 2012-01-16T13:42:12+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 14 January, Vitsebsk road police seized 10,000 copies of the Vitsebsky Kurier independent newspaper featuring an article “Six facts on Ales Bialiatski’s case that BT and Sovetskaya Belorussia fail to cover”.

According to the newspaper’s editor-in-chief Vadzim Barshcheuski, the car transporting the weekly’s circulation was stopped by road police. However, the seizure was supervised by plainclothes special forces agents.

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