Aliaksandr Barazenka Summoned to Prosecutor’s Office

On February 20, Wednesday, the independent journalist Aliaksandr Barazenka appeared at the prosecutor’s office of Minsk, summoned by an official writ handed over to him by post. He had a talk with the Councilor of Justice Mrs Natallia Zhukavets, the deputy head of the department on supervising law enforcement and legality of legal act.

It turned out that the Councilor wanted to take explanations from Barazenka about what he was doing with a camera near the court of Maskouski district of Minsk at the end of December 2012 when an administrative case of the entrepreneur Ales Makayeu was heard.

The journalist answered that he did not remember the circumstances of the events, so Mrs Zhukavets offered him to come the next day. She said she would question several witnesses so that the talk would be more up to the point.