Yesterday, on 6 April, security forces searched an apartment of well-known Belarusian human rights activist and lawyer Enira Bronitskaya was searched. This was reported by her colleagues at Human Constanta.
According to various reports, an apartment of Enira Bronitskaya was searched as part of an investigation into the activities of the Committee for the Investigation of Torture. Trying to get into the apartment, where the lawyer was with her two children, the law enforcers cut the power. They also reported that people who filed official complaints of torture are suspects in this case.
Bronitskaya’s equipment and money were confiscated. Earlier a search was conducted at the place of her registration – at her parents’ house. Bronitskaya was summoned for questioning to the Investigative Committee as a witness on 7 April. She signed a nondisclosure agreement.
Enira Bronitskaya is a well-known Belarusian human rights activist, an employee of the human rights organization Human Constanta. She became the first woman recognized as a political prisoner in Belarus during the 2006 presidential election campaign. Then she was accused of acting on behalf of an unregistered organization and spent about six months in prison.
Recall that the day before that three members of the public association “Zveno” Natalya Trenina, Tatyana Gatsura-Yavorskaya and Yulia Semenchenko were detained. According to available information, this may be related to a criminal case under the article on the financing of riots.
Also on 6 April, Alexander Lukashenko, at a meeting with Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei on optimizing the network of foreign missions, ordered “to deal with all dubious associations and institutions” and to re-register them. He said that it was long overdue to check the activities of various organizations and structures financed from abroad, including language courses and scout associations.