19 April 2015, Sunday, 15:40

Special forces units stormed in during the demonstration of ”Europe’s Last Dictator”

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In Minsk “Free Theater” showed the documentary “Europe’s Last Dictator”.

5 minutes after the demonstration begun, special forces units stormed in. All 20 viewers were told to stand facing the wall, Radio Svaboda reports.

Afterwards the viewers, including a minor girl, were taken to the Savietski district police department. There they were interrogated; the police took photographs and fingerprints. Three hours later everyone was released.

Viktoryia Kouchyna, Belsat director, complained that when she left the police department she discovered that her computer was broken. Operator Krauchuk said that the memory card was missing from his camera.

The documentary “Europe’s Last Dictator” by Mathew Charles (director) and Juan Luis Passarelli (operator) was announced the best film of the festival of independent cinema in London in 2012.

“Europe’s Last Dictator” was filmed last year. The documentary tells about tortures, murders and kidnappings during Aliaksandar Lukashenka’s rule.

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