The politicians regards persecution of BCD activists as “terrorism”.
“Taking into account the dismissal of Vadzim Zaitsau, the head of the KGB directorate for the Mahilou region perhaps decided to demonstrate his zeal and take the post of his former boss,” Vital Rymasheuski, the co-chairman of Belarusian Christian Democracy party, said to charter97.org in an interview.
According to the politician, actions by the KGB can be classified as “terrorism” in view of the amendments to the law on extremism:
“A new law on terrorism came into force in Belarus. Under it, any threat of violence or a violent action with the aim to hinder political or public activity is called terrorism. That's why we will regard all actions by the KGB such as persecution of our activists as terrorism against citizens of Belarus.”
“We will apply to a prosecutor's office and all Belarusian and international courts. I repeat that with the adoption of the new law any attempt to hinder the activity to form BCD party will be considered to be terrorism.”
We remind that unknown men tried to break into the premises where the BCD organising committee meets. People in plain clothes are standing outside the building now.
Alyaksei, Tsyulkou, a member of the organising committee to create Belarusian Christian Democracy party, was recently summoned to the KGB and warned that criminal proceedings could be started against him for his “activity on behalf of an unregistered organisation”.
BCD activist Andrei Haidukou from Navapolatsk was detained on November 10 and thrown into the KGB jail. He was accused of spying. A criminal case over felony was initiated against the activist. BCD activist Illya Bahdanau was detained in Polatsk, but later set free after signing a non-disclosure agreement.