Anton Surapin and Siarhei Basharymau released on recognizance

2012 2012-08-18T11:56:52+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On August 17, 2012 Siarhei Basharymau and Anton Surapin, realtor and journalist facing charges under Par. 6 Art. 16 and Par. 3 Art. 371 of the Criminal Code, have been released on recognizance, the KGB official web-site reports.

“S. Basharymau and A. Surapin are still accused, since the required investigative activities, including a face-to-face interrogation, have not been conducted owing to the Swedish nationals’ refusal to appear at the investigative department. The final procedural decisions concerning the Belarusian citizens charged with the above-mentioned offences shall be taken after the circumstances of the crime under investigation are finally clarified,” says the KGB press-service.

Anton Surapin told about his release in a telephone conversation with the press-service of the Belarusian Association of Journalists, the BAJ’s web-site reports.

Anton Surapin says he is currently in Slutsk and must not leave the town.