Aleh Shramuk: KGB officers seized passport and use account password
0:56, — Politics
An administrator of the group “We're fed up with Lukashenka” managed to flee abroad after an interrogation by the KGB.
Aleh Shramuk, the founder of the group “We're fed up with Lukashenka” on VKontakte social networking website, talked to charter97.org.
He said the secret services received access to his account on VKontakte after the interrogation. KGB officers took control over the protest community and published provocative information and libel against other group administrators on behalf of Aleh.
KFB agents tried to set group members against administrator Maksim Charnyauski and published information that he allegedly work for the KGB. Secret service officers also published posts on behalf of Aleh Sdhramuk. They wrote he had gone to Vilnius and posted a photo of Aleh in the Lithuanian capital to prove it. The photo turned out to have been taken some months ago during Aleh's visit to Vilnius.
Aleh managed to leave the country, though his passport was seized by KGB officers. VKontakte technical support team gave all rights for the community to Maksim Charnyauski and deleted KGB officers from the website.
We remind there were mass arrests among moderators of protest groups on VKontakte social network site on August 30. Andrei Tkachou and Pavel Eutikhieu were detained and sentenced to seven and five days in custody receptively. Raman Pratasevich was beaten and released. Syarhei Byaspalau fled from the country to Poland. Aleh Shramuk was the first to be detained in Vitebsk and remained unavailable for a long time.
The secret services received access to administration of the groups “We're fed up with Lukashenka” with 37,000 members and “Only SHOS!” with 15,000 members. Both communities were deleted. The technical support team restored the groups, but KGB officers again gain control over them via accounts of detained moderators and began to publish provocative information.
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