Belarus: Natalia Radzina seeking asylum abroad
05 Apr 11

Belarusian journalist Natalia Radzina has revealed that she is seeking political asylum in a foreign country. She has declined to comment on where she is and how she got there. Radzina was ordered to attend the KGB office in Minsk on 31 March. It is thought that the purpose of this visit was for the KGB to bring a formal charge against her for organising “mass disorder” during a protest against the presidential election result in December 2010. However, her mother claims she saw her daughter board a train on 30 March and could not contact her the following day. Radzina was nominated for an Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Award in 2010.