Anton Surapin’s Dream

2012 2012-12-29T11:40:26+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Anton Surapin

Anton Surapin

The new film in the series "The Chronicle of Judgment Time" is about the repressed reporter-photographer Anton Surapin.

The story of the teddy bears, which were dropped from a Swedish aircraft, has become one of the most controversial ones in 2012 and dramatically affected the fate of the journalist. After publishing the photos, Surapin was taken to the KGB prison.

At the time of his arrest, he was a student at the BSU’s Institute of Journalism. Photojournalist, creator of the site ("Belarus News Photo"). BAJ member.

Arrested on July 13, 2012 in a rented flat Minsk in. The house was searched. Placed in the KGB detention center – “Amerykanka”. Official information on charges brought against Anton came only a few weeks later. However, human rights defenders voiced the opinion that Anton was accused of facilitation of illegal border crossing, but for some reason the government concealed the charges. On August 7, 2012 the journalist was eventually charged.

Released on his own recognizance on August 17, 2012.

Recognized as a prisoner of conscience by "Amnesty International."

Anton Surapin’s Dream