19 April 18 activists who came to congratulate Valery Shchukin with the recent birthday, were taken from an apartment on the street Shchukin daughter of Daniel Serdich Frunze district police in the capital. They have long held, forced to be fingerprinted, photographed in full face and profile, took the explanation. Part released six detained.
At about 11:30 am on the apartment's daughter Valery Shchukin called the police and said that is routine check passports. The apartment was a half a dozen friends Shchukin. Vitebsk says public activist Olga Karach:
"All rewritten. Walked through the apartment, saw that there were no weapons, all right, and went. After Paul Levinov andOleg Barshcheuski tried to leave the apartment, but they were immediately detained. As said — "for prophylactic conversation with the chief of the police department." I immediately said that I would go along with them as a representative. And then the police said that they have a few questions to Valery Shchukin. "
Valery Shchukin said that two police officers rang the doorbell:
"They say, 'We need to talk, to ask two questions." I went out. They tried to break into the house, but the door slammed shut. And me, as I was barefoot — was taken away. I'm in the police refused to give testimony. Fingerprints did not take me, I do not agree. Three, I was held to photograph. No charges, we have not exposed. "
Reporter"How many of you people? And explained on the basis of what was taken? . "
"18 people. Did not explain anything. It's nothing. All discourage fingers and photographed. Except me — I refused. "
Together with Shchukin, so took everyone who was in the apartment. They wound up in two rooms, where required by the activists of explanation, all forced to be fingerprinted and photographed in full face and profile.
After more than three hours, a few people fired.
Vyacheslav Bolbat"We went to the deputy chief of criminal investigation Sergey Yakubel. Asked him the reason why we were detained, kept in office for more than 3 hours. We were told to make a written request. Considered to be detained Oleg Barshcheuski — he refused to be fingerprinted, and Paul Levine, Paul Stanevsky, Olga Karach, Andreev from Vitebsk. Shchukin also not released. Paul Levine said, when he was led down the hallway that he was being detained on suspicion of involvement in the terrorist attack. "
Deputy head of the Frunze district police Sergei Yakubenya at 17:20 Radio Liberty said:
"I have no explanation for this. I have no information. "
Thus, among the detainees — Vitebsk human rights activist Paul Levine, social activists from Vitebsk Olga Karach, Oleg Borshevsky Valery Shchukin.