Hrodna journalist summonsed to KGB

2012 2012-01-30T16:48:26+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The Hrodna journalist Hrazhyna Shalkevich was summonsed to the Hrodna regional KGB department. They wanted to pass her an official summons on Saturday evening, but she was absent from home. At about 2 p.m. on Sunday she was visited by a police officer, who issued her with a summons for 6 p.m. of that day. The journalist wasn’t told why she was to come to the KGB department on a day-off, Sunday.

She refused to come to the KGB on this summons, as there were no people with whom she could leave her small child. Then the police officer phoned to the KGB department and the time was changed to 8.30 a.m. on Monday, 30 January.

Hrazhyna Shalkevich thinks that such interest to her person can be caused not only by her work with the Belarusian Radio “Racyja”, but also with her presence at meetings of activists of the oppositional Union of Poles in Belarus in different parts of the Hrodna region.

The journalist intends to hire a lawyer in order to be able to protect her legal rights.