Freelance journalist summoned to police in Biaroza

2014 2014-11-27T16:53:58+0300 2014-11-27T16:53:58+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Tamara Shchapiotkina

Tamara Shchapiotkina

On October 26, Tamara Shchapiotkina, a human rights defender and freelance journalist in Biaroza, Brest region, received a phone call from deputy head for public order of the police department Mikalai Prakurat. The police chief said that Ms. Shchapiotkina would have to come to the police department because of her contribution for Radio Racyja. The activist said that she had a different appointment for the day, so she could not come at the requested time. First, she accepted the offer to come on the 27th in the morning, but then she told Mikalai Prakurat that if she broke the law, then the police should send her a summons and indicate her status and the essence of the case. As a result, Mikalai Prakurat agreed to do so.

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