Belarus Free Theatre's Nikolai Khalezin sought by police
20 Dec 2010

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

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  1. […] or temporarily rented houses. Audience members have been arrested, and actors frequently harassed. Nicolai Khalezin, the company’s Art Director who was forced to flee Belarus with his wife and fellow theatre […]

  2. […] Monday, Nikolai Khalezin, a director of the underground Belarus Free Theater, was also arrested, according to The Index on Censorship. His wife and collaborator, Natalia Koliada, was detained on […]