16 January 2018, Tuesday, 16:48

Belarusian opposition activist taken off train

Members of opposition parties and movements are often taken off trains at borders, but it's a rare occurence to film it.

Head of Homel regional branch of the Leftist party "Fair World" Uladzimir Syakerka was taken off the Chernihiv-Homel train at the Belarusian border crossing railway point on October 14. At first, the customs officers failed to explain why they took Syakerka off the train, they stopped the train for 20 minutes. Then they told the opposition activist that they has claims against his passport, although he travelled abroad with it many times before. After personal search, the claims disappeared and Uladzimir Syakerka took another train which arrived to Homel in the morning.