Custom officers seize Andrei Bandarenka’s laptop

2012 2012-02-13T18:47:35+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Andrei Bandarenka, the head of Platform organization was ordered to get off the train by customs officers when he was returning from Warsaw to Minsk on Sunday.

Customs officers said his “magnetic information carriers” should be checked in the customs room.

He was set free at 5 am after a two-hour inspection. Bandarenka's laptop was seized for expert examination to clear out if the information on it was dangerous for economic and political security of the country.

Human rights activists from Platform organization have recently announced launching a new project - “Human Right Monitoring in Penitentiary Institutions”.