Salihorsk police were looking for anarchist in fridge

2012 2012-06-19T10:09:56+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Policemen raided on a flat belonging to the parents of anarchist Dzmitry Dubouski.

The young man, involved in the Minsk anarchists' case, is outside Belarus now.

On June 12, Dzmitry Dubouski's mother marked her birthday. The next night, three policemen from Salihorsk, who did not introduce themselves, raided on the flat where Dubouski's parents live. They did not have a search warrant, but showed a photo of Dzmitry. The parents tried to figure out legal reasons for the search, but policemen answered, “We will be punished if you don't have clout.” According to Dzmitry's parents, they searched everything and even opened a fridge saying parents sometimes hide children there.

Dzmitry's parents fear policemen could have installed bugs in the flat. There's also a possibility bugs were installed before, when the investigation over the case of an attack on the Russian embassy was carried out. Having completed the search, policemen promised the parents to repeat such visits from time to time.

It's not the first attempt of the law-enforcement agencies to press on the Dubouskis. In November 2011, supposedly KGB officers came to Dzmitry's cousin and sister in a cafe and began to ask questions about Dzmitry.

Dzmitry Dubouski left Belarus in autumn 2010 amid a crackdown on anarchists and other activists. Dzmitry Dubouski was with Ihar Alinevich in Moscow, when the latter was kidnapped. He managed to escape from Belarusian police. Doubouski was accused of complicity in attacking a police station in Salihorsk, attacking Shangri-La casino and a detention facility.


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