Polish historian detained in Minsk for photographing Lenin
14:14, — Politics
The security services were interrogating the art historian Kryštof Tikhon from Lublin for several hours.
They released him only after he signed the paper that he photographed of "the object of strategic importance", namely, a factory of power tools. In fact, historian was taking pictures of the monument of Lenin, reports "Euroradio", referring to Gazeta Wyborcza.
The accident happened on Volgogradskaja Street. Kristof Tikhon took a picture of a monument of Lenin in the background of the factory of power tools. But soon he was approached by a man in civilian clothes and told to follow him. Historian was led to the building of that factory. There the Pole, was questioned by the guards of the facory. After sometime some unidentified men joined them. They wanted to know whether the Polish intelligence services visit Tikhon's university, are there any Belarusians in the university, and are there any contacts of one of Polish secret services in the phone of the historian.
A few hours later, the historian was taken to the police. There he was photographed and had to sign a paper, saying that the man photographed "the object of strategic importance". After that the Pole was taken to the same statue of Lenin, where he was detained. Before leaving, the officer, who drove Tikhon, erased part of the images from his camera.
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