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Activist from Brest summoned to KGB

2015 2015-04-15T14:58:28+0300 2015-04-15T15:16:20+0300 en
Natallia Papkova

Natallia Papkova

Brest-based activist of Young Belarus movement Natallia Papkova us summoned to the KGB department.

She must appear for a questioning at 14:00 on April 15 in accordance with the law on investigative activities. The summons is signed by Dzianis Siamionau, Bielaruskaya Praŭda reports.

Natallia Papkova is an active participant of rallies in Minsk. She gathered signatures in Brest, observed the “elections” and plans to register as an observer at the upcoming “elections”. She wanted to run in the “elections” to the Brest city council in 2014, but wasn't registered as a candidate.

Natallia and other members of the movement were distributing white-red-white ribbons in the centre of Brest on March 24, 2015. She was also to attend a seminar in Kyiv in early April, the movement's press service reports.

Natallia and her colleagues think summoning her to the KGB is an attempt to intimidate regional activists ahead of the “elections”. It also shows that law-enforcement bodies are afraid of ties between Belarusian and Ukrainian organisations.

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