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Police search Minsk office of "Tell the Truth!" movement

07-09-2012, 01:52
Police search Minsk office of

The Minsk office of the "Tell the Truth!" movement was searched by police on Thursday evening, with officers drawing up a list of items that may be seized.

At 6:30 p.m., the district police officer arrived at the office, which is located in an apartment house, and announced that he had received a complaint from neighbors, Andrey Dzmitryyew, deputy chairman of the "Tell the Truth!" movement, told BelaPAN.

People had gathered in the apartment to watch a television address by Tatsyana Karatkevich, a member of the movement who is running in the House of Representatives, Mr. Dzmitryyew said.

"The district police officer and the four officers who joined him later were rather polite," he said. "They watched the address together with us and then recorded our passport data and began drawing up a list of our belongings."

The police may now seize office equipment and parliamentary candidates` campaign material from the office, Mr. Dzmitryyew said.

He linked the search to the active participation of the "Tell the Truth!" movement in the ongoing parliamentary campaign. "We actively campaign in electoral districts whether or not they have our candidates on the ballot," Mr. Dzmitryyew said. "We talk to people and explain the situation to them. Of course, the authorities are worried and nervous because of this."