18 January 2018, Thursday, 11:08

KGB doesn't want to return video camera to opposition activist

In the latest reply, KGB officers advised the activist to look for his seized video camera in the Minsk Investigation Committee.

Zmitser Salauyou, the chairman of the Mahilou branch of BPF party, is angry at the secret services for their attitude towards returning his property, Viasna human rights centre reports.

“My home was searched on January 15, 2011. It was caused by the post-election protests in 2010. KGB officers knew that I had filmed the events on the square. They seized a computer and a video camera to examine what I had filmed on the square,” Zmitser Salauyou says.

Zmitser got his computer back six months later, but his video camera has not been returned yet.

“I am going to file a complaint to the Mahilou department of the KGB. They seized my camera and they must return it. Why should I look for it in other agencies? I am not supposed to know their bureaucratic procedures. If you took it from me, you must return it. That's how I understand it,” the leader of the BPF branch in Mahilou says.

Zmitser Salauyou plans to familiarize himself with the legislation and give Mahilou representatives of the secret services a hard time for their negligent handling of his property.