People in civvies collect information about political refugees

2012 2012-04-03T17:34:47+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Siarhei Lis, a member of the United Civil Party from the town of Aziory (Hrodna district) stated that last week-end he had been groundlessly stopped by the road police on the way from Hrodna to Aziory.

After this he had a talk with a man dressed in mufti, who asked him about another resident of Aziory, UCP member Kiryl Semianchyk, who had left for Warsaw after the presidential election of 2010 and asked for political asylum there. The stranger, who the activist suspects to be a KGB officer, tried to intimidate him and even threatened with 15-day arrest for refusal to give the needed information about Mr. Semianchyk.