Index has learned that Special Forces broke into the apartment of Nikolai Khalezin, art director of Belarus Free Theatre, this morning [20 December] and arrested him. He is reported to have been taken to unknown destination. He is already third member of BFT after Natalia Koliada and Artsiom Zheleznyak who were arrested yesterday. Nikolai is the husband of Natalia Koliada, who was detained yesterday.
UPDATE: Index has learned that though forces did attempt to break into Khalezin’s house, he has not been arrested. He is understood to be currently in hiding