Viktar Karniayenka not let out of Belarus

2012 2012-07-12T17:42:09+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

Viktar Karniayenka, a coordinator of the civil campaign ‘For Fair Elections’ was not permitted to exit Belarus. His passport was stamped with inhibitory mark in the National Airport Misnk–2 on 12 July.

“I was not explained anything. I got my boarding pass. However, the passport control officers told me there was a prohibition on my exit. With no comments,” says Mr. Karniayenka.

“I was heading to Vienna to attend this [OSCE conference on fair elections and monitoring] conference… that will also be attended by the CEC chairperson Lidziya Jarmoshyna.

“I have an invitation, too. I received it yesterday and was planning to catch the second working day. However, Belarusian authorities seem not to appreciate this,” Mr. Karniayenka asserted.

The house of Viktar Karniayenka was searched on 11 July 2012. A number of copies of information flyers was seized from activist’s apartments.

Aliaksandr Lukashenka mentioned the list of persons prohibited to exit Belarus in March.

“We made it. But we haven’t introduced it yet. Now it’s not fully operating. But it will,” said the President.

Several dozens of Belarusian politicians, civil activists and journalists did not manage to leave the country after this statement.