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Biarozauka police seize independent newspapers

2012 2012-04-30T12:48:37+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 27 April, the police of the town of Biarozauka, Lida district, Hrodna region, detained local activists of the Belarusian Popular Front Party and For Freedom movement Siarhei Trafimchyk and Vitold Ashurak, and seized 800 copies of the Novy Chas independent newspaper.

The activists were taken to the police station and forced to provide explanations. However, they refused to do so, as no charges were brought against them.

The following day, the police searched the private apartment of Siarhei Trafimchyk. The police were reportedly searching for printing and copying equipment.

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